Online Dictionary

hind (adj.) Explained

hind (adj.) at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1300, perhaps a back-formation from O.E. behindan "back, behind," used as adv. and prep., or from O.E. hindan (adv.) "from behind," words of unknown origin, cognate with Goth. hindan (prep.) "on that side of, beyond, behind;" Ger. hinten "behind." Possibly infl. by M.E. hiner (adv.) "back, rear." Hindmost is from 1375. Hindsight is recorded 1851 as "back-sight of a rifle," 1883 as "perception after the event." ///