From Middle English hiden, huden, from Old English hȳdan ("to hide, conceal, preserve"), from Proto-West Germanic *hūdijan, from Proto-Germanic *hūdijaną ("to conceal"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewdʰ- ("to cover, wrap, encase"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewH- ("to cover").
The verb was originally weak. In the King James Version of the Bible (1611) both hid and hidden are used for the past participle.
Cognate with Dutch huiden, Low German (ver)hüden, (ver)hüen, Welsh cuddio ("to hide"), Latin custōs, Ancient Greek κεύθω ("to conceal"), Sanskrit कुहरम् ("cave"). Related to hut and sky.
From Old English hȳd, of Germanic origin, from Proto-West Germanic *hūdi, from Proto-Germanic *hūdiz, from Proto-Indo-European (compare Latin cutis ("skin, rind, hide")), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewH-, ultimately the same root as the above etymology. More at sky.
See also West Frisian hûd, Dutch huid, German Haut, Welsh cwd ("scrotum"), Latin cutis ("skin"), Lithuanian kutys ("purse, money-belt"), Ancient Greek κύτος ("hollow vessel"), σκῦτος.
From Middle English hide, from Old English hīd, hȳd, hīġed, hīġid, for earlier *hīwid, a derivative of Proto-Germanic *hīwaz, *hīwō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱey- ("to lie with, store, be familiar"). Related to Old English hīwisc ("hide of land, household"), Old English hīwan ("members of a family, household"). More at hewe, hind.
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