heil

verb
\ ˈhī(ə)l \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of heil

: to salute with the German exclamation heil

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History and Etymology for heil

German, interjection, hail (used by the Nazis in such phrases as Heil Hitler! Hail Hitler! and Sieg heil! Hail victory!), from Middle High German, from heil, adjective, healthy, from Old High German

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“Heil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heil. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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