hale

See also: Hale, halé, halę, and hâlé

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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English hǣlu, hǣl, from a noun-derivative of Proto-Germanic *hailaz ‎(whole, healthy).

NounEdit

hale ‎(uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Health, welfare.
    • Spenser
      All heedless of his dearest hale.
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Etymology 2Edit

Representing a Northern dialectal form of Old English hāl ‎(whole), perhaps influenced by Old Norse heill (Webster's suggests ‘partly from Old English, partly from Old Norse’), both from Proto-Germanic *hailaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kóh₂ilus ‎(healthy, whole). Cognate with Dutch heel ‎(complete, full, whole), Danish hel ‎(full, whole, entire), German heil ‎(whole, intact, unhurt, safe), Icelandic heill ‎(complete, entire, whole), Norwegian hel ‎(whole, unbroken), Swedish hel ‎(whole, complete, not broken; in order). Compare whole, hail (adjective).

AdjectiveEdit

hale ‎(comparative haler, superlative halest)

  1. Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.
    • Jonathan Swift
      Last year we thought him strong and hale.
    • 1883, Howard Pyle, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood Chapter V
      "Good morrow to thee, jolly fellow," quoth Robin, "thou seemest happy this merry morn."
      "Ay, that am I," quoth the jolly Butcher, "and why should I not be so? Am I not hale in wind and limb? Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire? And lastly, am I not to be married to her on Thursday next in sweet Locksley Town?"
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Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English halen, from Anglo-Norman haler, from Old Dutch *halon (compare Dutch halen), from Proto-Germanic *halōną (compare Old English ġeholian, West Frisian helje, German holen), from Proto-Indo-European *kelh₁- ‎(to lift) (compare Latin ex-cellō ‎(to surpass), Tocharian B käly- ‎(to stand, stay), Albanian qell ‎(to halt, hold up, carry), Lithuanian kélti ‎(to raise up), Ancient Greek κελέοντες ‎(keléontes, upright beam on a loom)). Doublet of haul.

VerbEdit

hale ‎(third-person singular simple present hales, present participle haling, simple past and past participle haled)

  1. To drag, pull, especially forcibly.
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Central FranconianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • halde (few dialects, including Kölsch)

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *haldan, northern variant of haltan.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hale ‎(third-person singular present hält, past tense heelt or hielt, past participle jehale or gehale or gehal)

  1. (most dialects) to hold

Usage notesEdit

  • The forms heelt; jehale are Ripuarian, whereas all given forms except jehale occur in Moselle Franconian.

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hali.

NounEdit

hale c (singular definite halen, plural indefinite haler)

  1. tail, brush, scut
  2. bottom, fanny
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Etymology 2Edit

From late Old Norse hala, from Middle Low German halen.

VerbEdit

hale ‎(imperative hal, infinitive at hale, present tense haler, past tense halede, past participle har halet)

  1. haul, heave, pull
  2. drag

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

hale

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of halen

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hali.

NounEdit

hale m ‎(definite singular halen, indefinite plural haler, definite plural halene)

  1. a tail (of an animal, aircraft, comet etc.)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse hali.

NounEdit

hale m ‎(definite singular halen, indefinite plural halar, definite plural halane)

  1. a tail (of an animal, aircraft, comet etc.)

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PolishEdit

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hale f

  1. nominative plural of hala
  2. accusative plural of hala
  3. vocative plural of hala

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

hale

  1. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of halar.
  2. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of halar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of halar.
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