(2)v. to be calledVariants: hoten, hote, hatte, het; hight, hiȝt, 1 pr. s. hyȝt, pr. s. hat, hattest, 2 pr. s., hatte, 1 pr. s., am called pr. s. hatte, pt. s., was called, hette, hete, highte, hæhte, hehte, hecht, hyghte, hiht, hyȝt, het, hatEtymology: Anglo-Saxon hátan, pr. and pt. hátte; cp. Gothic haitada, am called, The forms of Anglo-Saxon Hátan (1) are often used by confusion in the place of the old passive forms.
(1)v. to bid, promise, callVariants: hete, 1 pr. s., hote, hicht, hight, hateð, pr. s., bids, hat, hot, hoot, hat, pl. hæhte, pt. s., called hehte, ordered, called hihte, hiht, hiȝt, het, ordered, promised, hæhten, pl., hight, hyghte, hoteð, imp. pl., promise, heete, pr. s. subj., gehaten, pp, i-haten, i-hate, i-hote, y-oten, hoten, called, hotene, promised, hote, hette, hight, hyht, hecht, y-hyȝt, y-hoten, y-hote, +i-hote+Etymology: Anglo-Saxon hátan, pt. héht, pp. háten