Words and Phrases
hench (tae)

“hench (tae)”

Meaning:

throw, hurl, pour (to)

Alternative spelling/meaning:

hench up = haul up, gather up (of a skirt etc)

In Literature:

Excerpt from King Mydas by BBC Tellytales - translated by Ulster-Scots Language Society

Kïng Mydas gien his thenks tae Dionysus
an sayed he wus gye an vext at bein sae glaikit an greedy -
an syne he hencht wattèr ower tha goold.


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