From Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan (“at the rear, from behind”), from Proto-Germanic *hinda-, *handan- (“far, beyond”), from Proto-Indo-European *k(')enta (“down, below, with, far, along, against”), from *ḱen- (“to set oneself in motion, arise”). Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽𐌰 (hindana, “from beyond”), Old Norse hindr (“obstacle”), Old Norse handan (“from that side, beyond”), Old High German hintana (“behind”), Old English hinder (“behind, back, in the farthest part, down”), Latin contra (“in return, against”). More at hinder, contrary.
Wikispecies From Middle English hind, hinde, hynde, from Old English hind, from Proto-Germanic *hindō, *hindiz, from a formation on Proto-Indo-European *ḱem- (“hornless”). Cognate with Dutch hinde, German Hinde, Danish hind.
- A female deer, especially a red deer at least two years old.
- A spotted food fish of the genus Epinephelus.
Old English hī(ġ)na, genitive plural of hīġa (“servant, family member”), in the phrase hīna fæder ‘paterfamilias’. The -d is a later addition (compare sound). Compare Old Frisian hinde (“servant”).
- (archaic) A servant, especially an agricultural labourer.
hind was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Estonian, Faroese, Icelandic, Old English, Scots, and Swedish