Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
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
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up halsen? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).