Hinny
Hinny Hin"ny, n.; pl. {Hinnies}. [L. hinnus, cf. Gr. ?.] A hybrid between a stallion and an ass; -- correlative of the {mule}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Hinny — Hin ny, n. A term of endearment; darling; corrupted from honey. [Prov. Eng.] Wright. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinny — hinny. См. лошак. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • hinny — [hin′ē] n. pl. hinnies [L hinnus < Gr innos, with h after L hinnire, to whinny] the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey: cf. MULE1 …   English World dictionary

  • Hinny — The word hinny is also a term of endearment used in North East England, equivalent to honey ; see Geordie. Taxobox name = Hinny image width = 250px scientific classification regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo =… …   Wikipedia

  • Hinny — Hinniate Hin ni*ate, Hinny Hin nyv. i. [L. hinnire.] To neigh; to whinny. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hinny — {{11}} offspring of a stallion and a she ass, 1680s, from L. hinnus, from Gk. innos, ginnos, of unknown origin. {{12}}hinny (v.) to neigh, c.1400, of imitative origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • hinny —  my honey, a term of endearment ; as, my hinny bairn, my sweet child. N …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • hinny — 1. n. (pl. ies) the offspring of a female donkey and a male horse. Etymology: L hinnus f. Gk hinnos 2. n. (also hinnie) (pl. ies) Sc. & N.Engl. (esp. as a form of address) darling, sweetheart. Phrases and idioms: singing hinny a currant cake… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hinny — noun (plural hinnies) Etymology: Latin hinnus, from Greek innos Date: 1688 a hybrid between a stallion and a female donkey compare mule …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hinny — /hin ee/, n., pl. hinnies. the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey. Cf. mule1 (defs. 1, 2). [1680 90; obs. hinne ( < L hinnus; akin to Gk gínnos mule) + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

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