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helve

See also: Helve

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English helfe.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

helve (plural helves)

  1. The handle or haft of a tool or weapon.
    • 1917, Robert Frost, The Ax-helve:
      It was the bad ax-helve someone had sold me— / “Made on machine,” he said, plowing the grain [...].
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      The eyelet in the rose pilleum of his glans welled a clear bead that silled under the corona, wound the veinclomb helve, and ran a snailtrack down the thrum and ridge of the underduct.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 847:
      Happily they were only sketchily armed, the group-leaders carried pistols and pick-helves.
  2. A forge hammer lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.

VerbEdit

helve (third-person singular simple present helves, present participle helving, simple past and past participle helved)

  1. (transitive) To furnish (an axe, etc.) with a helve.

FinnishEdit

(index he)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈhe̞lʋe̞ˣ]
  • Hyphenation: hel‧ve
  • Rhymes: -elʋe

NounEdit

helve

  1. (botany) A lodicule.

DeclensionEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

helve

  1. vocative masculine singular of helvus