- hongshui he,
- honi soit qui mal y pense,
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
Origin of honeyed
Examples from the Web for honied
The honied accents of that beloved voice fell on my ear like dew to the parched flower.
"That gown is perfect on you," she remarked in honied accents.Life and Gabriella|Ellen Glasgow
Mellitum venenum, blanda oratio—A flattering speech is honied poison.
Drop from his honied muse one sable teare, To mourne her death that gracèd his desert, And to his laies opened her royal eare.A Life of William Shakespeare|Sidney Lee
"Here's an invitation for all of us to Lady ——'s," said Mrs. Burton to him one day in honied tones.The Life of Sir Richard Burton|Thomas Wright
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.