haft

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See also: Haft and -haft

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English haft, from Old English hæft, from Proto-West Germanic *haftī, from Proto-Germanic *haftiją.

Noun[edit]

haft (plural hafts)

  1. The handle of a tool or weapon.
    • 1679, John Dryden, Oedipus
      This brandish'd dagger / I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast.
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haft (third-person singular simple present hafts, present participle hafting, simple past and past participle hafted)

  1. (transitive) To fit a handle to (a tool or weapon); to grip by the handle
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hefð.

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haft (plural hafts)

  1. (Northern English dialect) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
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Danish[edit]

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haft

  1. past participle of have

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haft n (genitive singular hafts, nominative plural höft)

  1. (of a horse) hobble
  2. (in the plural) restrictions
  3. (anatomy) frenulum
  4. (genetics, of a chromosome) constriction

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Old Norse[edit]

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haft

  1. strong neuter nominative/accusative singular of hafðr

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haft

  1. supine of hafa

Polish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle High German haft, from Old High German hafta, from Proto-Germanic *haftō.

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haft m inan (diminutive hafcik)

  1. embroidery (ornamentation of fabric using needlework)
    Synonym: hafciarstwo
  2. embroidery (piece of embroidered fabric)
  3. (colloquial) pavement pizza (patch of vomit on the pavement, road or ground)
    Synonyms: paw, rzygowiny, wymioty
  4. (colloquial, derogatory) worthless product of creative activities performed without much ambition
    Synonyms: chała, gniot, kicz, szmira
    Hypernym: tandeta

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Further reading[edit]

  • haft in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • haft in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hefð.

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haft (plural hafts)

  1. Alternative spelling of heft

Swedish[edit]

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haft

  1. supine of ha.
  2. supine of hava.