Hengist is the name of a prominent Anglo-Saxon warrior and leader who, along with his brother Horsa, led the first Anglo-Saxon settlers into Britain in the 5th century. He later became the king of Kent. Hengist is an Ancient Germanic name meaning “stallion” which comes from Proto-Germanic *hangistaz (horse, stallion) which ultimately derives from a PIE root word.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



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