From Middle English hinde, from Old English hindan, Proto-Germanic *hinder ("behind, beyond"), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱem-ta- ("down, below, with, far, along, against"), from *ḱóm. Cognate with Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌽𐌳𐌰𐌽𐌰 ("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.
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.
From Old English higna, genitive plural of hīġa, in the phrase hīna fæder ‘paterfamilias’. The -d is a later addition (compare sound). Compare Old Frisian hinde ("servant").
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