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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch hêlen, from Old Dutch *hēlen, from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną.

VerbEdit

helen

  1. (ergative) to heal.
    • 1805, IJsbrand van Hamelsveld (tr.), Jeremiah 46, 11, De Bijbel, uit het Hebreeuwsch. Het Oude Testament, Johannes Allart (publ.), page 908.
      Ga vrij naa Gileäd! om balzemen te halen, / Egijptisch maagd! Vergeefs bereidt gij artzenij; / Daar 's geen genezen aan, geen helen aan uw wonden!
      Go off to Gilead to get some balms, / Egyptian virgin! In vain you prepare medicine; / There is no curing, no healing for your wounds!
    De tijd die alle wonden heelt.
    The time that heals all wounds.
    (Marco Borsato – Wereld Zonder Jou)
InflectionEdit
Inflection of helen (weak)
infinitive helen
past singular heelde
past participle geheeld
infinitive helen
gerund helen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular heel heelde
2nd person sing. (jij) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (u) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (gij) heelt heelde
3rd person singular heelt heelde
plural helen heelden
subjunctive sing.1 hele heelde
subjunctive plur.1 helen heelden
imperative sing. heel
imperative plur.1 heelt
participles helend geheeld
1) Archaic.
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch hēlen, from Old Dutch *helan, from Proto-Germanic *helaną (hide, conceal), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱéleti. The modern sense is probably borrowed from early modern German hehlen.

VerbEdit

helen

  1. To accept (and sell) stolen goods; to fence.
    Je hebt die spullen geheeld en dat is strafbaar.
    You have accepted those stolen things and that is illegal.
InflectionEdit
Inflection of helen (weak)
infinitive helen
past singular heelde
past participle geheeld
infinitive helen
gerund helen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular heel heelde
2nd person sing. (jij) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (u) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (gij) heelt heelde
3rd person singular heelt heelde
plural helen heelden
subjunctive sing.1 hele heelde
subjunctive plur.1 helen heelden
imperative sing. heel
imperative plur.1 heelt
participles helend geheeld
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit

Middle DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *helan, from Proto-Germanic *helaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱéleti.

VerbEdit

hēlen

  1. to hide, to conceal, to keep secret, to keep quiet
InflectionEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Dutch: helen

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch *hēlen, from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną.

VerbEdit

hêlen

  1. to heal, to make better
  2. to fix, to mend, to repair
  3. to make whole
InflectionEdit
Weak
Infinitive hêlen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive hêlen
In genitive hêlens
In dative hêlene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular hêle
2nd singular hêels, hêles
3rd singular hêelt, hêlet
1st plural hêlen
2nd plural hêelt, hêlet
3rd plural hêlen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular hêle
2nd singular hêels, hêles
3rd singular hêle
1st plural hêlen
2nd plural hêelt, hêlet
3rd plural hêlen
Imperative Present
Singular hêel, hêle
Plural hêelt, hêlet
Present Past
Participle hêlende
Alternative formsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • helen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • helen (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • helen (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • heelen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English hǣlan, from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną.

VerbEdit

helen (third-person singular simple present heleth, present participle helende, simple past and past participle heled)

  1. to heal

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit