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Old English, from Anglo-Saxon. See holy, hallow.


halwe (plural halwes)

  1. (obsolete) A saint.
    • Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Prologue, 13:14
      And palmeres for to seken straunge strondes. To ferne halwes, kowthe in sondry londes.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for halwe in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)