Haft vs Hafta - What's the difference?

haft | hafta |


As a noun haft

is custody, imprisonment.

As a verb hafta is

to stick (together), to attach.

haft

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en noun)
  • The handle of a tool or weapon.
  • * Dryden
  • This brandish'd dagger / I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast.
    Synonyms
    * hilt (sword handle ) * stale, stail, stele, steal (axe handle )

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fit a handle to a tool or weapon.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * heft

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Northern English dialect) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.
  • hafta

    English

    Verb

  • (colloquial) Be required to; must.
  • I hafta fill in my tax return.

    See also

    * gotta