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From Proto-Germanic *haldaną (to watch, look after). Cognate with Old Frisian halda (West Frisian hâlde), Old Saxon haldan (Low German holen), Old Dutch haldan (Dutch houden), Old High German haltan (German halten), Old Norse halda (Swedish hålla, Danish holde), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌻𐌳𐌰𐌽 (haldan).

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healdan

  1. (West Saxon) to keep watch over (cattle etc.)
  2. (West Saxon)to hold fast, to grasp
  3. (West Saxon) to contain
  4. (West Saxon) to possess
  5. (West Saxon) (intransitive) to maintain one’s position against an enemy

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