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Etymology edit

From Middle English hailsen, of North Germanic origin; compare hail (to call to) and Icelandic heilsa (to greet).

Verb edit

hailse (third-person singular simple present hailses, present participle hailsing, simple past and past participle hailsed)

  1. (obsolete) To greet; to salute

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for hailse”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)

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Noun edit


  1. h-prothesized form of ailse