helfe
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
helfe
es; m. n. [?] Helve, handle Hæft and helfe manubrium, Ælfc. Gl. 52; Som. 66, 31; Wrt. Voc. 35, 20. Sió æcs áwient of ðæm hielfe ferrum lapsum de manubrio, Past. 21, 7; Swt. 167, 1. Gaderode me hylfa tó ǽlcum ðara tóla ðe ic mid wircan cúðe I gathered me handles for each of the tools that I could work with, Shrn. 163, 6. [Orm. hellfe: Prompt. Parv. helve manubrium: Wick. helve: O. H. Ger. halap, halp, halbe, helbe manubrium. Helve is a word given as still belonging to the dialects of East Anglia.]
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