From Middle English hete, from Old English hǣtu, from Proto-Germanic *haitį̄ ("heat"), from Proto-Indo-European *kayd-, a derived form of *kay-.
Cognate with Scots hete ("heat"), North Frisian hiet ("heat"), Old High German heizī ("heat"). Related also to Dutch hitte ("heat"), German Hitze ("heat"), Swedish hetta ("heat"), Icelandic hiti ("heat").
From Middle English heten, from Old English hǣtan ("to heat; become hot"), from Proto-Germanic *haitijaną ("to heat, make hot").
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