helve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English helfe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

helve (plural helves)

  1. The handle or haft of a tool or weapon.
    • 1917, Robert Frost, The Ax-helve:
      It was the bad ax-helve someone had sold me— / “Made on machine,” he said, plowing the grain [...].
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      The eyelet in the rose pilleum of his glans welled a clear bead that silled under the corona, wound the veinclomb helve, and ran a snailtrack down the thrum and ridge of the underduct.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 847:
      Happily they were only sketchily armed, the group-leaders carried pistols and pick-helves.
  2. A forge hammer lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.

Verb[edit]

helve (third-person singular simple present helves, present participle helving, simple past and past participle helved)

  1. (transitive) To furnish (an axe, etc.) with a helve.

Finnish[edit]

(index he)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhe̞lʋe̞ˣ]
  • Hyphenation: hel‧ve
  • Rhymes: -elʋe

Noun[edit]

helve

  1. (botany) A lodicule.

Declension[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

helve

  1. vocative masculine singular of helvus