hæleþ

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *haliþaz (man, hero), from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (son, youth). Cognate with Old High German helid (German Held), Old Saxon helid, Dutch held, West Frisian held, Old Norse halr, hǫlðr (Norwegian hold). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek κελωρ (kelōr), Tocharian B kālyśke (boy).

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Noun[edit]

hæleþ m (nominative plural hæleþas or hæleþ)

  1. man, hero, warrior

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