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hal
es; n. A, secret place, a corner Ðá gemétte hé hine hleonian on ðam hale his cyrcan wið ðam weofode he found him leaning in the corner of his church against the altar, Guthl. 20; Gdwin. 82, 22. On halum in abditis, Ps. Spl. 16, 13. [Cf. we beth honted from hale to hurne, Pol. Songs. Wrt. 150, 17. In one swiþe diȝele hale, O. and N. 2.] v. helan.
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hál
adj. Whole, hale, well, in good health, sound, safe, without fraud, honest; often used in salutation Iosep áxode hwæðer hira fæder wǽre hál Joseph asked whether their father were well, Gen. 43, 27. Se man wæs sóna hál statim sanus factus est, Jn. Skt. 5, 9. Se biþ hál geworden he shall be saved, Blickl. Homl. 21, 36. Hé þurh ðæt sóna wear
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hal
a corner. v. healh.
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hál
Add:I. whole, 1. not divided Gif hit tódǽled biþ, þonne ne biþ hit nó hál, Bt. 34, 12 ; F. 152, 28. 2. with no part wanting: — Befeste þé hálne Gode Deo te totum committe, Solil. H. 53, 12. II. of physical well-being.
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