whelve

transitive verb \ˈ(h)welv, -weu̇v\

Definition of whelve

-ed/-ing/-s

dialectal, England

  1. :  to turn (as a dish or vessel) upside down usually to cover something

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Origin and Etymology of whelve

Middle English whelven, from Old English gehwielfan, gehwelfan to arch, bend over; akin to Old High German welben to vault, arch


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