adjective Date: 14th century composed of hemp

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  • Hempen — Hemp en ( n), a. 1. Made of hemp; as, a hempen cord. [1913 Webster] 2. Like hemp. Beat into a hempen state. Cook. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hempen — made of hemp, late 14c., from HEMP (Cf. hemp) + EN (Cf. en) (2). In many figurative expressions 15c. 19c. it is in reference to the hangman s noose …   Etymology dictionary

  • hempen — [hem′pən] adj. of, made of, or like hemp …   English World dictionary

  • Hempen — Carl Hermann Hempen (* 25. April 1948 in Emden) ist ein deutscher Internist und Autor von diversen Veröffentlichungen zur traditionellen chinesischen Medizin. Biografie Carl Hermann Hempen machte von 1976 bis 1984 eine internistische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hempen — adjective /ˈhɛmpən/ a) Made of hemp. In fowle reproch of knighthoods faire degree, / About his neck an hempen rope he weares, / That with his glistring armes does ill agree; b) Related to hempen ropes, i.e., to hanging as capital punishment. A… …   Wiktionary

  • hempen — /hem peuhn/, adj. 1. of, like, or pertaining to hemp. 2. made of hemp. [1325 75; ME hempyn. See HEMP, EN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • hempen — hemp·en || hempÉ™n adj. of hemp (plant from which fiber and drugs are obtained) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hempen — hemp·en …   English syllables

  • hempen — hemp•en [[t]ˈhɛm pən[/t]] adj. of, made of, or like hemp • Etymology: 1325–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • hempen — /ˈhɛmpən/ (say hempuhn) adjective 1. made of hemp. 2. of or relating to hemp. 3. resembling hemp. {hemp + en2} …   Australian English dictionary

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