helve

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English helfe.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

helve (plural helves)

  1. The handle or haft of a tool or weapon.
    • 1917, Robert Frost, The Ax-helve:
      It was the bad ax-helve someone had sold me— / “Made on machine,” he said, plowing the grain [...].
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      The eyelet in the rose pilleum of his glans welled a clear bead that silled under the corona, wound the veinclomb helve, and ran a snailtrack down the thrum and ridge of the underduct.
    • 1982, Lawrence Durrell, Constance, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 847:
      Happily they were only sketchily armed, the group-leaders carried pistols and pick-helves.
  2. A forge hammer lifted by a cam acting on the helve between the fulcrum and the head.

Verb[edit]

helve (third-person singular simple present helves, present participle helving, simple past and past participle helved)

  1. (transitive) To furnish (an axe, etc.) with a helve.

Finnish[edit]

(index he)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhe̞lʋe̞ˣ]
  • Hyphenation: hel‧ve
  • Rhymes: -elʋe

Noun[edit]

helve

  1. (botany) A lodicule.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of helve (Kotus type 48/hame, p-v gradation)
nominative helveˣ helpeet
genitive helpeen helpeiden
helpeitten
partitive helvettä helpeitä
illative helpeeseen helpeisiin
helpeihin
singular plural
nominative helveˣ helpeet
accusative nom.? helveˣ helpeet
gen. helpeen
genitive helpeen helpeiden
helpeitten
partitive helvettä helpeitä
inessive helpeessä helpeissä
elative helpeestä helpeistä
illative helpeeseen helpeisiin
helpeihin
adessive helpeellä helpeillä
ablative helpeeltä helpeiltä
allative helpeelleˣ helpeilleˣ
essive helpeenä helpeinä
translative helpeeksi helpeiksi
instructive helpein
abessive helpeettä helpeittä
comitative helpeineen

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

helve

  1. vocative masculine singular of helvus