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Noun

helan

  1. Genitive singular form of hela.

Old English

Etymology

From the e-grade of a productive Proto-Germanic ablaut series *hel-, *hal-, *hul-, from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (to hide, conceal). Cognate with Old Frisian hela, Old Saxon helan (Dutch helen), Old High German helan (German hehlen); and with Latin cēlō, Ancient Greek καλύπω (kaluptō), I hide). Compare helian, hulu, hol.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhelɑn/

Verb

helan (class IV strong: third-person sg present helþ, third-person sg preterite hæl, preterite plural hǣlon, past participle (ġe)holen)

  1. To hide, conceal.

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