DanishEdit

VerbEdit

hæft

  1. imperative of hæfte

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *haftiją, from Proto-Indo-European *keh₂p-. Cognate with Middle Low German hecht (Dutch hecht, heft), Old High German hefti (German Heft), Old Norse hepti. The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin capere, Old Irish cacht (Welsh caeth (slave), Breton keaz (poor)), Albanian kap (grip), Proto-Slavic *xopītī- (Old Church Slavonic хапѭште (xapjǫšte), Russian ха́пать (xápatʹ)), Proto-Balto-Slavic *kap- (Lithuanian kàpteleti, Latvian kàmpt (bite)).

NounEdit

hæft n

  1. a handle, the haft of a weapon

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *haftaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kh₂ptós (grabbed). See Etymology 1.

NounEdit

hæft m

  1. a captive, a prisoner or slave
  2. captivity, bondage, imprisonment
  3. a bond or fetter

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