Etymology 1 
From Middle English helen, hilen, from Old English helan (“to conceal, cover, hide”), from Proto-Germanic *helaną (“to hide, stash”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (“to hide, conceal”). Cognate with Scots heal (“to cover, hide, conceal, keep secret”), Dutch helen (“to conceal”), German heilen (“to conceal”), Latin cēlō (“conceal”). Related to hole, hull.
Alternative forms 
- (transitive, obsolete or dialectal) To hide; conceal; keep secret.
- (transitive) To cover, as for protection.
Etymology 2 
From Middle English helen, from Old English hǣlan (“to heal, cure, save, greet, salute”), from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną (“to heal, make whole, save”), from Proto-Indo-European *koil- (“safe, unharmed”). Cognate with Scots hale, hail (“to heal”), Eastern Frisian heila, heilen (“to heal”), Dutch helen (“to heal”), German heilen (“to heal”), Swedish hela (“to heal”). More at whole.
- (transitive) To make better; to revive, recover, or cure.
- This band-aid will heal your cut.
- (intransitive) To become better.
- Band-aids allow cuts to heal.
Derived terms 
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West Frisian 
- IPA: /hɪːl/