To urge on against; to set (dogs) upon in hunting.
From Middle English hound, from Old English hund, from Proto-West Germanic *hund, from Proto-Germanic *hundaz. Cognate with West Frisian hûn, Dutch hond, Luxembourgish Hond, German Hund, German Low German Hund, Danish hund, Faroese hundur, Icelandic hundur, Norwegian Bokmål hund, Norwegian Nynorsk hund, and Swedish hund, from pre-Germanic *ḱuntós (compare Latvian sùnt-ene ("big dog"), enlargement of Proto-Indo-European *ḱwṓ ("dog") (compare Welsh cwn ("dogs"), Tocharian B ku, Lithuanian šuõ, Armenian շուն, Russian сука. canine.
From Middle English hounden, from the noun (see above).
From Middle English hownde, hount, houn, probably from Old Norse húnn, from Proto-Germanic *hūnaz.
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