Origin of honeyed
noun, plural hon·eys.
verb (used with object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
verb (used without object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
Origin of honey
Examples from the Web for honeyed
Contemporary Examples of honeyed
Take, for instance, the honeyed words of Jim Bunning (R-KY).We Salute You, Ted Stevens!
November 20, 2008
Historical Examples of honeyed
On that, the brute inquired with honeyed accents where they were staying.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
I can see through your game, I see you want to come it over me with your honeyed words.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
Now and again you threw me flowers, not half so honeyed as your smiles.Molly Bawn
Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
In vain was the blushing cheek averted, and the honeyed lips.
"Yes," said Abe, spitting the seeds out from a mouthful of honeyed pulp.The Red Acorn
verb honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied
Word Origin for honey
Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cf. Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon huneg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cf. Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented by Gothic miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English.
mid-14c., from honey (n.). Related: Honeyed; honeying.