Halse meaning

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

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  • From Middle English hals, from Old English heals (“neck, prow of a ship”), from Proto-Germanic *halsaz (“neck”), from Proto-Indo-European *kols-, *ḱols- (“neck”). Cognate with Dutch hals (“neck”), German Hals (“neck, throat”), Swedish hals (“neck, throat”), Latin collum (“neck”).

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  • From Middle English halsen, halchen, from Old English *halsian, *healsian (“to embrace”, literally “to fall upon the neck of”), from heals (“neck”). See above. Cognate with Old Saxon helsjen (“to embrace”), Old High German halsōn (German halsen (“to jibe”)), Icelandic hálsa (“to embrace”).

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  • From Middle English hals (“neck”), from Old Norse háls (“neck, part of the forecastle or bow of a ship”), from Proto-Germanic *halsaz (“neck”). See Etymology 1. Cognate with Danish hals (“neck, tack”).

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