Halse definitions

(anatomy, archaic) The neck; the throat.
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Alternative form of hawse.
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(obsolete) To fall upon the neck of; embrace.
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(obsolete) To haul; to hoist.
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Origin of halse

From Middle English halsen, halsien (“to beseech, adjure”), from Old English healsian, hālsian (“to entreat earnestly, beseech, implore”), from Proto-Germanic *hailasōną (“to greet”), from Proto-Indo-European *kailo-, *kailu- (“whole, safe”). Cognate with Middle High German heilsen (“to predict”), Swedish helsa (“to greet”), Icelandic heilsa (“to salute”). More at whole, hailse.