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healf

  • noun [ feminine ]
  • numeral
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healf, e; f.
Wright's OE grammar
§64; §262; §294;
a half
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  • Healfe ðý swétre

    sweeter by half,

      Bt. Met. Fox 12, 18; Met. 12, 9.
side, part
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  • Mid ðæm worde biþ gecýðed hwæþer healf hæfþ ðonne sige

    with that phrase [asking permission to bury the dead] is declared which side has the victory,

      Ors. 3, 1; Swt. 100, 9.
  • Him be healfe stód cniht

    by his side stood a youth,

      Byrht. Th. 136, 16; By. 152.
  • Fram ðære uferran healfe

    from the upper part,

      L. M. 1, 27; Lchdm. ii. 68, 14.
  • On ðás healfe hac: on ða healfe illac: on ða swíðran healfe dextrorsum: on ða winstran healfe

    sinistrorsum,

      Ælfc. Gr. 38; Som. 40, 4, 6.
  • Ðǽr stent lang leóma of hwílum on áne healfe hwílum on ǽlce healfe

    there stands out from it a long light, sometimes on one side, sometimes on every side,

      Chr. 891; Erl. 88, 20.
  • On ǽgðere healfe

    on either side,

      1014; Erl. 150, 15.
  • Hí heregodon on heora healfe and Cnut on his healfe

    they harried on their side and Cnut on his,

      1016; Erl. 154, 23: 1025; Erl. 163, 10.
  • On twá healfe ðære eás

    on both sides of the river,

      896; Etl. 94, 11.
  • Gif ðú fǽrst tó ðære winstran hælfe ic healde ða swíðran healfe gif ðú ðonne ða swíðran healfe gecíst ic fare tó ðære winstran healfe if thou wilt take the left hand then I will go to the right hand; or if thou depart to the right hand then I will go to the left, Gen. 13, 9: 48, 13. [Goth. halba: O. Sax. halba: O. Frs. halve: Icel. hálfa:

    O. H. Ger.

    halb, halba, Grff. iv. 882-6: Ger. halbe.]
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v.  half.
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  • healf, n.; num.