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Heyne \Heyne\, n. [AS. he['a]n low, mean.] A wretch; a rascal. [Obs.]


n. (context obsolete English) A wretch; a rascal.


Heyne is a German surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Christian Gottlob Heyne (1729–1812), German classical scholar and archaeologist
  • Ernst Bernard Heyne (1825–1881), German botanist
  • Moritz Heyne (1837–1906), Germanic linguist
  • Paul Heyne (1931–2000), American economist

Usage examples of "heyne".

She and Heyne had gone out to look at the ship and became involved in what happened.

German scholars who interested him, Jean Paul Richter and Heyne, for example.

He was Curate of Ter Heyne, and a special friend to our House, and out of his devotion he chose to be buried with our Brothers, so he was laid in the eastern cloister in the same grave with Hermann Gruter the Priest.