fibrous vs hempen what difference

what is difference between fibrous and hempen

English

Etymology

fibre +‎ -ous

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfaɪbɹəs/
  • Hyphenation: fi‧brous

Adjective

fibrous (comparative more fibrous, superlative most fibrous)

  1. Of or pertaining to fibre.
  2. Containing many fibres – referring mainly to food.

Translations



English

Etymology

From Middle English hempen, hempyn, from Old English *hænepen (made of hemp, hempen), equivalent to hemp +‎ -en. Cognate with Dutch hennepen (hempen), German hänfen (hempen). More at hemp.

Pronunciation

  • (Canada) IPA(key): /ˈhɛmpən/

Adjective

hempen (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Made of hemp
    • 1891: Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company
      A quiet land is this — a land where the slow-moving Basque, with his flat biretta-cap, his red sash and his hempen sandals, tills his scanty farm …
  2. Related to hempen ropes, i.e., to hanging as capital punishment.
    • 1904: Rafael Sabatini, The Tavern Night
      … but rid himself also of the companionship of this ruffianly Sir Crispin, to whom no doubt a hempen justice would be meted.

Derived terms

  • dance the hempen jig

Translations


Middle English

Alternative forms

  • hempon, hempyn

Etymology

Possibly from an Old English *hænepen; however this word is attested relatively late and was possibly formed anew in Middle English. Equivalent to hemp +‎ -en (made of).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛmpən/

Noun

hempen

  1. hempen (made of hemp)

Descendants

  • English: hempen
  • Scots: hempen

References

  • “hempen, adj.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-1-7.

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