halwe

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hālga (holy man, saint).

Noun[edit]

halwe (plural halwes)

  1. saint
  2. The shrine of a saint.
    • Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, 13:14
      And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes / To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes.
      And palmers to go seeking out strange strands, / To distant shrines well known in distant lands.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: hallow
  • Scots: hallae

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