hele

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See also: Hele, helé, hèle, and hélé

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hele

  1. Obsolete form of heal.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English helen, helien, from Old English helan (to conceal, cover, hide, strong verb) and helian (to conceal, cover, hide, weak verb), from Proto-West Germanic *helan, from Proto-Germanic *helaną (to conceal, stash, receive stolen goods) and Proto-Germanic *haljaną (to hull, conceal); both from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (to hide).

Cognate with Scots heal (to cover, hide, conceal), Saterland Frisian hela (to conceal), Dutch helen (to conceal), German hehlen (to deal in stolen or illegal goods), Swedish häla (hide) and hälare (fence, peddler of stolen goods), as well as with helmet and Latin cēlō (conceal). Related to hole, hull.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

hele (third-person singular simple present heles, present participle heling, simple past and past participle heled)

  1. (rare, now chiefly dialectal or archaic) To hide, conceal, and keep secret, especially for a secret society (such as the masons).
    • 1893, Robert Steele, Mediaeval Lore from Bartholomew Anglicus[1], Online edition, Gutenberg Project, published 2004:
      … the lion is in most gentleness and nobility, when his neck and shoulders be heled with hair and main.
    • 1921, The Builder: A Journal for the Masonic Student, page 208:
      Men could look up and understand something of the star-Spangled arch of blue, but the reversed arch or crypt beneath was to the eyes a flesh 'heled, concealed, and never revealed,' []
    • 2019, William Harvey, Albert G. Mackey, Arthur Edward Waite, Symbolism and Discourses on the Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Mason Blue Lodge Degrees, page 36:
      The second is concerned more especially with the obligation of the Neophyte Grade in which the Candidate is pledged to hele, conceal and never reveal the secret art and hidden mysteries of Masonry.
  2. (rare, now especially in the phrase "hele in") To cover or conceal (a seedling, plant, roots, etc).
    • 1861, The Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, page 275:
      At the time of earthing the potatoes by the double mould-plough, turnip seed is sown, and thus "heled;" the turnips arrive at maturity before the potatoes, and are pulled without damage to them.
    • 1881, Report of the New Hampshire Deptartment of Agriculture, page 252:
      [] and for this reason had better be taken up and heled in, in a safe place, where there is no danger from standing water.
    • 1895, Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of American Grape Vines, by the Bush & Son & Meissner firm of vinegrowers in Bushberg, Mo., page 43:
      Take your vines, in a pail with water, or wrapped in a wet cloth, from the place where they were heled-in,* to the holes; []
      *On receiving your vines from the nursery, they should be taken out of the box, without delay, and heled-in, which is done as follows: In a dry and well protected situation, a trench is made in the soil [] The plants are then set thickly together in the trench [] and soil taken from [another trench] is thrown into the first, covering the roots carefully,
    • 1913 May, Nebraska Horticulture, page 8:
      As soon as received the plants should be unpacked and if they can not be planted at once they should be "heled in" i. e., placed in a trench and thoroughly watered.
Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia Of Freemasonry: English Edition (2013, Jazzybee Verlag, →ISBN): From correspondence with Brother Charles E. Funk in regard to the pronunciation of the word, we learn he is convinced that in most Lodges until 1750, and perhaps even later than 1800, the words hele, conceal, reveal, were perfect rhymes [] "

Anagrams[edit]

Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hele

  1. plural and definite singular attributive of hel

Verb[edit]

hele (imperative hel, infinitive at hele, present tense heler, past tense helede, perfect tense er helet)

  1. (intransitive) heal
    Såret er helet.
    The wound has healed.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːlə
  • IPA(key): /ˈɦeː.lə/

Etymology 1[edit]

From heel, by analogy with the inflection of adjectives that follow.

Adverb[edit]

hele

  1. Alternative form of heel
    • 2018 25 June, Carolien Roelants, “Goed nieuws uit Jemen plus wat Hollandse kortzichtigheid”, nrc.nl:
      Hele goede, hele dure koffie, met name bestemd voor de Aziatische markt, want Europa is „gevoeliger voor de prijs”, zegt hij elegant.
      Very good, very expensive coffee, especially destined for the Asiatic market, for “Europe is more sensitive to the price”, he says elegantly.
Usage notes[edit]

See the usage notes at the main entry.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

hele

  1. inflection of heel:
    1. masculine/feminine singular attributive
    2. definite neuter singular attributive
    3. plural attributive

Verb[edit]

hele

  1. (dated or formal) singular present subjunctive of helen

Anagrams[edit]

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hela +‎ -e

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hele

  1. brightly

Estonian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *heledä. Cognate to Finnish heleä.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhele/, [ˈ(h)ele̞]

Adjective[edit]

hele (genitive heleda, partitive heledat, comparative heledam, superlative kõige heledam)

  1. light
    heledad juuksedlight hair
    helesininelight blue
  2. high-pitched, high (of tone)
    Heleda häälega neiu.
    A girl with a high voice.

Declension[edit]

Declension of hele (ÕS type 2/õpik, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative hele heledad
accusative nom.
gen. heleda
genitive heledate
partitive heledat heledaid
illative heledasse heledatesse
heledaisse
inessive heledas heledates
heledais
elative heledast heledatest
heledaist
allative heledale heledatele
heledaile
adessive heledal heledatel
heledail
ablative heledalt heledatelt
heledailt
translative heledaks heledateks
heledaiks
terminative heledani heledateni
essive heledana heledatena
abessive heledata heledateta
comitative heledaga heledatega

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

helistä +‎ -e

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈheleˣ/, [ˈhe̞le̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ele
  • Syllabification(key): he‧le

Noun[edit]

hele

  1. (music) ornament

Declension[edit]

Inflection of hele (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
nominative hele heleet
genitive heleen heleiden
heleitten
partitive helettä heleitä
illative heleeseen heleisiin
heleihin
singular plural
nominative hele heleet
accusative nom. hele heleet
gen. heleen
genitive heleen heleiden
heleitten
partitive helettä heleitä
inessive heleessä heleissä
elative heleestä heleistä
illative heleeseen heleisiin
heleihin
adessive heleellä heleillä
ablative heleeltä heleiltä
allative heleelle heleille
essive heleenä heleinä
translative heleeksi heleiksi
abessive heleettä heleittä
instructive helein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of hele (Kotus type 48/hame, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative heleeni heleeni
accusative nom. heleeni heleeni
gen. heleeni
genitive heleeni heleideni
heleitteni
partitive helettäni heleitäni
inessive heleessäni heleissäni
elative heleestäni heleistäni
illative heleeseeni heleisiini
heleihini
adessive heleelläni heleilläni
ablative heleeltäni heleiltäni
allative heleelleni heleilleni
essive heleenäni heleinäni
translative heleekseni heleikseni
abessive heleettäni heleittäni
instructive
comitative heleineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative heleesi heleesi
accusative nom. heleesi heleesi
gen. heleesi
genitive heleesi heleidesi
heleittesi
partitive helettäsi heleitäsi
inessive heleessäsi heleissäsi
elative heleestäsi heleistäsi
illative heleeseesi heleisiisi
heleihisi
adessive heleelläsi heleilläsi
ablative heleeltäsi heleiltäsi
allative heleellesi heleillesi
essive heleenäsi heleinäsi
translative heleeksesi heleiksesi
abessive heleettäsi heleittäsi
instructive
comitative heleinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative heleemme heleemme
accusative nom. heleemme heleemme
gen. heleemme
genitive heleemme heleidemme
heleittemme
partitive helettämme heleitämme
inessive heleessämme heleissämme
elative heleestämme heleistämme
illative heleeseemme heleisiimme
heleihimme
adessive heleellämme heleillämme
ablative heleeltämme heleiltämme
allative heleellemme heleillemme
essive heleenämme heleinämme
translative heleeksemme heleiksemme
abessive heleettämme heleittämme
instructive
comitative heleinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative heleenne heleenne
accusative nom. heleenne heleenne
gen. heleenne
genitive heleenne heleidenne
heleittenne
partitive helettänne heleitänne
inessive heleessänne heleissänne
elative heleestänne heleistänne
illative heleeseenne heleisiinne
heleihinne
adessive heleellänne heleillänne
ablative heleeltänne heleiltänne
allative heleellenne heleillenne
essive heleenänne heleinänne
translative heleeksenne heleiksenne
abessive heleettänne heleittänne
instructive
comitative heleinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative heleensä heleensä
accusative nom. heleensä heleensä
gen. heleensä
genitive heleensä heleidensä
heleittensä
partitive helettään
helettänsä
heleitään
heleitänsä
inessive heleessään
heleessänsä
heleissään
heleissänsä
elative heleestään
heleestänsä
heleistään
heleistänsä
illative heleeseensä heleisiinsä
heleihinsä
adessive heleellään
heleellänsä
heleillään
heleillänsä
ablative heleeltään
heleeltänsä
heleiltään
heleiltänsä
allative heleelleen
heleellensä
heleilleen
heleillensä
essive heleenään
heleenänsä
heleinään
heleinänsä
translative heleekseen
heleeksensä
heleikseen
heleiksensä
abessive heleettään
heleettänsä
heleittään
heleittänsä
instructive
comitative heleineen
heleinensä

Derived terms[edit]

compounds

Further reading[edit]

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *sa‘ele and Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *sele.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhe.le/, [ˈhɛ.lɛ]

Verb[edit]

hele

  1. (intransitive) to walk, move
    hele maito come
    hele akuto go

References[edit]

  • Hawaiian Dictionary, by Pukui and Elbert

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English hǣlu, hǣl, from Proto-West Germanic *hailī. Compare helen and hol (whole).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

hele (uncountable)

  1. Health or wellbeing; one's mental or physical condition.
    • late 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Nun's Priest's Tale, The Canterbury Tales, line 4139-4140:
      [...] ‘I shal my-self to herbes techen yow,
      That shul ben for your hele, and for your prow;’
      [...]
      [...] ‘I shall myself guide you to herbs,
      That shall be for your health and for your benefit;’ [...]
  2. That which heals or cures; healing:
    1. (medicine) A curative medicine.
    2. (Christianity) Jesus Christ (as the Saviour)
  3. Help or assistance; that which is beneficial:
    1. Security, solace; that which protects one or one's mind:
    2. Beneficence, kindness; kind behaviour.
    3. (Christianity) Salvation, deliverance (from Hell)
  4. Success, wealth; a state of thriving.
  5. Fortune; a favourable destiny.
Related terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: heal
  • Scots: heal, hele
  • Yola: heale, heall, heal, hele
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English hēla, hǣla, from Proto-West Germanic *hą̄hilō. Compare hough (hough, hock).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈheːl(ə)/, /ˈhɛːl(ə)/

Noun[edit]

hele (plural heles or helen)

  1. heel (back of a foot)
    Synonym: hough
  2. heel or spur (of a shoe)
  3. (rare) The lower part of anything.
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

hele

  1. Alternative form of el

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hele

  1. definite singular of hel
  2. plural of hel

Etymology 2[edit]

From the adjective hel.

Noun[edit]

hele n (indeclinable) (uncountable)

  1. a whole

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse heila.

Verb[edit]

hele (imperative hel, present tense heler, simple past and past participle hela or helet, present participle helende)

  1. to heal

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle Low German helen.

Verb[edit]

hele (imperative hel, present tense heler, simple past hela or helet or helte, past participle hela or helet or helt, present participle helende)

  1. to receive stolen goods

References[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German helen.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (a- and split infinitives) hela

Verb[edit]

hele (present tense helar, past tense hela, past participle hela, passive infinitive helast, present participle helande, imperative hele/hel)

  1. (transitive) to fence (to receive stolen goods)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse héla.

Noun[edit]

hele f (definite singular hela, indefinite plural heler, definite plural helene)

  1. hoarfrost

Verb[edit]

hele (present tense helar, past tense hela, past participle hela, passive infinitive helast, present participle helande, imperative hele/hel)

  1. to rime

References[edit]

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈele/ [ˈe.le]
  • Rhymes: -ele
  • Syllabification: he‧le

Verb[edit]

hele

  1. inflection of haber:
    1. second-person singular imperative combined with le
    2. second-person singular voseo imperative combined with le

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

hele

  1. definite natural masculine singular of hel

Tagalog[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: he‧le
  • IPA(key): /ˈhele/, [ˈhɛ.lɛ]

Noun[edit]

hele (Baybayin spelling ᜑᜒᜎᜒ)

  1. lullaby
    Synonyms: oyayi, aloy, alo
  2. act of singing a lullaby (to make a child or infant fall asleep)
    Synonym: paghehele
  3. caress; fondling
  4. Alternative form of hele-hele

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Tongan[edit]

Noun[edit]

hele

  1. knife

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian هله (hala, pay attention!).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hele

  1. especially
    Hayvanları seviyorum, hele iki kedileri.I like the animals, especially the two cats.
  2. (when modifying a verb in the imperative mood) just
    Hele hayır de!Just say no!
  3. at least
    Hele on bin lira değerdir.It is at least ten thousand lira worth.
  4. finally
    Can, hele ehliyet sınavını geçmiş.Can finally passed his driver’s exam.

Synonyms[edit]

Yola[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hil, from Old English hyll.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

hele

  1. hill
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Whithele.
      Whitehill.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

hele

  1. Alternative form of heale (health)
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Yer hele.
      Your health (a toast).

References[edit]

  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 45