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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Hecht, v.2 P.t. and p.p. hecht, heght, height. [ME. heyghte, heiȝte, hehte, p.t., for heht, etc., OE. heht, hét, p.t. of hátan, Hate v.2 Cf. Hechtv.1 and Hicht v.2] intr. To be called, to have as one's name.(a) 1375 Barb. x. 27.
Crechanben hecht that montane
?1438 Alex. ii. 140.
Cassamus de Laris lord I hecht
a1500 Henr. Fab. 1367.
Esope I hecht
1513 Doug. iii. vi. 88.
The hill that Salentynus hecht
Ib. xi. Prol. 34.
The vertu souerane … hecht magnanymyte
c1550 Rolland Ct. Venus Prol. 44.
The elleuint to name hecht Sagittarins
1582 Waus Corr. 243.
Ony that hecht your l[ordschippis] name
1618 Lithgow Poet. Rem. 10.
Thy worth, thy name, That still protectes all them that heght a Grahame
(b) a1400 Leg. S. v. 22.
Thare faddir hecht Zebedee
c1420 Wynt. vii. 1092 (W).
This king Stevinnis wif wes cald And hecht as hecht hir avnt, Dame Mald
?1438 Alex. i. 42.
Schir Sabilour to name he hecht
a1500 Gol. & Gaw. 654.
Ane vthir heght Edmond
1513 Doug. vi. i. 35.
The kingis cite thar hecht Gnosya
1560 Rolland Seven S. 55.
Ane empreour … Quhilk hecht to name Pontianus
c1590 Fowler I. 74/191.
That … dame, that Hippo heght by name
(c) a1500 Seven S. 616.
In this cite duelland thair was Ane famous clerk hecht Ypocras
a1500 Prestis of Peblis 35.
Than spak ane nother to name hecht master Archehald
1513 Doug. i. Prol. 238.
A grayin of that ryver, In Latyn hecht Danubium
1535 Stewart 36452.
The seikness hecht the gentill mannis ill … causit him tak bed
15.. Clar. i. 852.
Scho buir him ane sonne height Clariodus Efter his eime
1567 G. Ball. 40.
Thair was alswa a pure hecht Lazarus [etc.]

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