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
    Nim ðæt seax ðe ðæt hæfte sie fealo hryðeres horntake a knife, the handle of which is yellow ox-horn.

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
    We ðe biddaþ ðæt ðu gehyre hæfta stefnewe beseech you to hear the voice of the captives.
  2. captivity, bondage, imprisonment
    Is ðes hæft to ðan strangthis imprisonment is so severe.
  3. a bond or fetter

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