heleth

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English heleth, from Old English hæleþ (man, hero, fighter), from Proto-Germanic *haliþaz, *haluþaz (man, hero), from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (youth, son). Cognate with West Frisian held (hero), Dutch held (hero), German Held (hero), Danish helt (hero), Swedish hjälte (hero), Norwegian hold (hero). Compare hathel.

Noun[edit]

heleth (plural heleths)

  1. (obsolete) A warrior; hero; man.