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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *helpan, from Proto-Indo-European *kelb-, *kelp-. Cognate with Old Frisian helpa (West Frisian helpe), Old High German helfan (German helfen), Old Saxon helpan (Dutch helpen), Old Norse hjalpa (Icelandic hjálpa, Swedish hjälpa), Gothic 𐌷𐌹𐌻𐍀𐌰𐌽 (hilpan).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'helpɑn/

Verb

helpan

  1. to help

Conjugation

Class III strong
present singular plural
1st person helpe helpaþ
2nd person help(e)st
3rd person helpeþ, hylpþ
subjunctive helpe helpen
preterite singular plural
1st person healp hulpon
2nd person hulpe
3rd person healp
subjunctive hulpe hulpen
imperative singular plural
help helpaþ
participle present past
helpende (ġe)holpen


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