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Etymology 1

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From Old English hālġa, from hāliġ (holy)

Noun

Singular
hallow

Plural
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  1. (archaic) A holy person; a saint.
    • All Hallows Eve (or Halloween), the night before All Hallows Day (now more commonly known as "All Saints Day").
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Verb

Infinitive
to hallow

Third person singular
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Simple past
-

Past participle
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Present participle
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to hallow (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To make holy, to sanctify.
    • 1847: Come hallow the goblet with something more true
      Than words we forget in a minute. — Charles Swain (1847). Dramatic Chapters: Poems and Songs, 324, D. Bogue.
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Etymology 2

From Old French halloer

Verb

Infinitive
to hallow

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
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Present participle
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to hallow (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To shout, especially to urge on dogs for hunting.

Noun

Singular
hallow

Plural
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hallow ({{{1}}})
  1. A shout, cry; a hulloo.
    • 1777: Then away they went from merry Sherwood / And into Yorkshire he did hie / And the King did follow, with a hoop and a hallow / But could not come him nigh. — Robin Hood's Chase, reprinted in Francis James Child (2003). The English and Scottish Popular Ballads, 206, Courier Dover Publications. ISBN 0486431479.
    • 1772: I told them, the sherriff could not be admitted on board this time of night, on which they set up a hallow and rowed as fast as they could towards the vessel's bows. — William Read Staples (1845). The Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee, 14, Knowles, Vose, and Anthony.

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