See also: Haft and -haft

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hæft, from Proto-Germanic *haftiją.

NounEdit

haft (plural hafts)

  1. The handle of a tool or weapon.
    • 1679, John Dryden, Oedipus
      This brandish'd dagger / I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast.
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haft (third-person singular simple present hafts, present participle hafting, simple past and past participle hafted)

  1. (transitive) To fit a handle to (a tool or weapon); to grip by the handle

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse hefð.

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haft (plural hafts)

  1. (Northern English dialect) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
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DanishEdit

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haft

  1. past participle of have

IcelandicEdit

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haft n (genitive singular hafts, nominative plural höft)

  1. (of a horse) hobble
  2. (in the plural) restrictions
  3. (anatomy) frenulum
  4. (genetics, of a chromosome) constriction

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Old NorseEdit

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haft

  1. strong neuter nominative/accusative singular of hafðr

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haft

  1. supine of hafa

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German haft (chain link).

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  • (file)

IPA(key): /xaft/

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haft m inan

  1. embroidery

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Further readingEdit

  • haft in Polish dictionaries at PWN

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hefð.

NounEdit

haft (plural hafts)

  1. Alternative spelling of heft

SwedishEdit

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haft

  1. supine of ha.
  2. supine of hava.