transitive verb

now dialectal, England

Word History


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

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“Halsen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/halsen. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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