halva

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew חלבה (halvá), from Romanian, from Turkish helva, from Arabic حلوى (ḥalwā).[1]

Noun[edit]

halva (uncountable)

  1. A confection usually made from crushed sesame seeds and honey. It is a traditional dessert in India, the Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Middle East.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "halva." Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1). Random House, Inc. 2009.

Dutch[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva f, m (plural halva's, diminutive halvaatje n)

  1. halva

Estonian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

halva

  1. Genitive singular form of halb.

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva

  1. halva

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva m (plural halvas)

  1. halva

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

adverbial participle of hal

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɒlvɒ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: hal‧va

Adverb[edit]

halva

  1. dead
    élve vagy halva - dead or alive
    halva született - stillborn

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva f

  1. halva

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish helva, from Arabic حلوى (ḥalwā).

Noun[edit]

halva f

  1. halva

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish helva, from Arabic حلوى (ḥalwā).

Noun[edit]

halva f (Cyrillic spelling халва)

  1. halva

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

halva c

  1. halva

Noun[edit]

halva c

  1. a half
    Jag gav barnen varsin halva av äpplet.
    I gave the kids one half of the apple each.

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