From (etyl) .
(archaic) Health, welfare.
- All heedless of his dearest hale .
Representing a Northern dialectal form of (etyl) .
Sound, entire, healthy; robust, not impaired.
* Jonathan Swift
* 1883 , (Howard Pyle), (The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood)
- Last year we thought him strong and hale .
- "Good morrow to thee, jolly fellow," quoth Robin, "thou seemest happy this merry morn."
- "Ay, that am I," quoth the jolly Butcher, "and why should I not be so? Am I not hale in wind and limb? Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire? And lastly, am I not to be married to her on Thursday next in sweet Locksley Town?"
* Now rather uncommon, except in the stock phrase "hale and hearty".
From (etyl) halen, from (etyl) haler, from (etyl) ‘upright beam on a loom’). Doublet of (l).
To drag, pull, especially forcibly.
* , II.6:
* 1820 , (Percy Bysshe Shelley), , :
- For I had beene vilely hurried and haled by those poore men, which had taken the paines to carry me upon their armes a long and wearysome way, and to say truth, they had all beene wearied twice or thrice over, and were faine to shift severall times.
- The wingless, crawling hours, one among whom / As some dark Priest hales the reluctant victim / Shall drag thee, cruel King, to kiss the blood.
* 1992 , (Hilary Mantel), (A Place of Greater Safety) , Harper Perennial, 2007, page 262:
- He tried to persuade Cicely to stay away from the ball-room for a fourth dance..
- They will hale the King to Paris, and have him under their eye.
From (etyl) helen, hilen, from (etyl) . Related to (l), (l).
* (l), (l)
* (l) (Scotland)
To hide; conceal; keep secret.
To cover, as for protection.
From (etyl) helen, from (etyl) . More at (l).
To make better from a disease, wound, etc.; to revive or cure.
* Bible, Matthew viii. 8
- This bandage will heal your cut.
To become better.
- Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed .
To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt.
- Bandages allow cuts to heal .
- to heal dissensions
* (make better) cure, make whole
* (become better) get better, recover
* healand, Healand