A Romanian haycock




  • To cut grasses or herb plants for use as animal fodder.
  • To lay snares for rabbits.


  • From Middle English hey, from Old English hīeġ, from Proto-West Germanic *hawi, from Proto-Germanic *hawją (compare West Frisian hea, Dutch hooi, German Heu, Norwegian høy), from *hawwaną. More at hew.
  • From Middle English haye, heye, a conflation of Old English heġe and Old English ġehæġ.
  • From the sound it represents, by analogy with other letters such as kay and gay. The expected form in English if the h had survived in the Latin name of the letter "h", hā.

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