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 Henchman. Henchboy.Henna. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hengist and Horsa.
 
German, hengst (a stallion), and Horsa is connected with our Anglo-Saxon word hors (horse). If the names of two brothers, probably they were given them from the devices borne on their arms.   1
   According to tradition, they landed in Pegwell Bay, Kent.   2
 


 Henchman. Henchboy.Henna. 

 
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