transitive verb hal·sen \ˈȧlzən, ˈȯzən\

Definition of halsen


now dialectal, England

  1. :  divine, predict

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Origin and Etymology of halsen

Middle English halsnen to adjure, conjure, from halsen to adjure, conjure, entreat, greet (from Old English hālsian) + -nen -en; akin to Old High German heilisōn to predict, adjure, conjure, Old Norse heilsa to greet; derivatives from the root of Old English hāl healthy, whole — more at whole

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