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halse

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English hals, from Old English heals (neck, prow of a ship), from Proto-Germanic *halsaz (neck), from Proto-Indo-European *kols-, *ḱols- (neck). Cognate with Dutch hals (neck), German Hals (neck, throat), Swedish hals (neck, throat), Latin collum (neck).

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NounEdit

halse (plural halses)

  1. (anatomy, archaic) The neck; the throat.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English halsen, halchen, from Old English *halsian, *healsian (to embrace, literally to fall upon the neck of), from heals (neck). See above. Cognate with Old Saxon helsjen (to embrace), Old High German halsōn (German halsen (to jibe)), Icelandic hálsa (to embrace).

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VerbEdit

halse (third-person singular simple present halses, present participle halsing, simple past and past participle halsed)

  1. (obsolete) To fall upon the neck of; embrace.
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.VIII, Ch.xxj:
      soo the Kyng took a lytel hackney and but fewe felauship with him vntyl he came vnto sir Tristrams pauelione / and whanne syre Trystram sawe the Kynge / he ranne vnto hym and wold haue holden his styrope / But the kynge lepte from his hors lyghtly / and eyther halsed other in armes

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English halsen, halsien (to beseech, adjure), from Old English healsian, hālsian (to entreat earnestly, beseech, implore), from Proto-Germanic *hailisōną (to greet), from Proto-Indo-European *kailo-, *kailu- (whole, safe). Cognate with Middle High German heilsen (to predict), Swedish hälsa (to greet), Icelandic heilsa (to salute). More at whole, hailse.

VerbEdit

halse (third-person singular simple present halses, present participle halsing, simple past and past participle halsed)

  1. (transitive) To greet; salute; hail.
  2. (transitive) To beseech; adjure.
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Etymology 4Edit

From Middle English hals (neck), from Old Norse háls (neck, part of the forecastle or bow of a ship), from Proto-Germanic *halsaz (neck). See Etymology 1. Cognate with Danish hals (neck, tack).

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NounEdit

halse (plural halses)

  1. Alternative form of hawse

VerbEdit

halse (third-person singular simple present halses, present participle halsing, simple past and past participle halsed)

  1. (obsolete) To haul; to hoist.

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DanishEdit

NounEdit

halse c

  1. plural indefinite of hals

VerbEdit

halse (imperative hals, infinitive at halse, present tense halser, past tense halsede, past participle har halset)

  1. bark
    Hunden halser: The dog is barking
  2. rush
    halse efter: rush after

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