'hence, away' (Modern English hethen)
*xin- or *xið-
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
heðan ‘hence; henceforth’
(ONP heðan (adv.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far heðan(i), hiðan, Icel héðan, Norw hedan, Dan heden, Sw hädan
?heonan 'hence, away'
Phonological and morphological markers
[dissimilation of ON */nan/ > /ðan/] (may not be applicable)
Predominantly N and E (and used by Chaucer as a northernism in CT.Rv.), inc. in the SE in early ME.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 1794, 1879; Pe 271; WA 4487, 4565, 4650, etc.