helen

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See also: Helen and Helén

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch hêlen, from Old Dutch *hēlen, from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną.

Verb[edit]

helen

  1. (ergative) To heal.
    • 1805, IJsbrand van Hamelsveld (tr.), Jeremiah 46, 11, De Bijbel, uit het Hebreeuwsch. Het Oude Testament, Johannes Allart (publ.), page 908.
      Ga vrij naa Gileäd! om balzemen te halen, / Egijptisch maagd! Vergeefs bereidt gij artzenij; / Daar 's geen genezen aan, geen helen aan uw wonden!
      Go off to Gilead to get some balms, / Egyptian virgin! In vain you prepare medicine; / There is no curing, no healing for your wounds!
    De tijd die alle wonden heelt.
    The time that heals all wounds. (Marco Borsato – Wereld Zonder Jou)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of helen (weak)
infinitive helen
past singular heelde
past participle geheeld
infinitive helen
gerund helen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular heel heelde
2nd person sing. (jij) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (u) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (gij) heelt heelde
3rd person singular heelt heelde
plural helen heelden
subjunctive sing.1 hele heelde
subjunctive plur.1 helen heelden
imperative sing. heel
imperative plur.1 heelt
participles helend geheeld
1) Archaic.
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch hēlen, from Old Dutch *helan, from Proto-Germanic *helaną (hide, conceal), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱéleti. The modern sense is probably borrowed from early modern German hehlen.

Verb[edit]

helen

  1. To accept (and sell) stolen goods; to fence.
    Je hebt die spullen geheeld en dat is strafbaar.
    You have accepted those stolen things and that is illegal.
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of helen (weak)
infinitive helen
past singular heelde
past participle geheeld
infinitive helen
gerund helen n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular heel heelde
2nd person sing. (jij) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (u) heelt heelde
2nd person sing. (gij) heelt heelde
3rd person singular heelt heelde
plural helen heelden
subjunctive sing.1 hele heelde
subjunctive plur.1 helen heelden
imperative sing. heel
imperative plur.1 heelt
participles helend geheeld
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *helan, from Proto-Germanic *helaną, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱéleti.

Verb[edit]

hēlen

  1. to hide, to conceal, to keep secret, to keep quiet
Inflection[edit]

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Derived terms[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *hēlen, from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną.

Verb[edit]

hêlen

  1. to heal, to make better
  2. to fix, to mend, to repair
  3. to make whole
Inflection[edit]
Weak
Infinitive hêlen
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive hêlen
In genitive hêlens
In dative hêlene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular hêle
2nd singular hêels, hêles
3rd singular hêelt, hêlet
1st plural hêlen
2nd plural hêelt, hêlet
3rd plural hêlen
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular hêle
2nd singular hêels, hêles
3rd singular hêle
1st plural hêlen
2nd plural hêelt, hêlet
3rd plural hêlen
Imperative Present
Singular hêel, hêle
Plural hêelt, hêlet
Present Past
Participle hêlende
Alternative forms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • helen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • helen (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • helen (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • heelen”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English hǣlan, from Proto-Germanic *hailijaną.

Verb[edit]

helen (third-person singular simple present heleth, present participle helende, simple past and past participle heled)

  1. to heal

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]