Haleness



[heyl] /heɪl/

adjective, haler, halest.
1.
free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous:
hale and hearty men in the prime of life.
/heɪl/
adjective
1.
healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
2.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) whole
/heɪl/
verb
1.
(transitive) to pull or drag; haul
/heɪl/
noun
1.
George Ellery. 1868–1938, US astronomer: undertook research into sunspots and invented the spectroheliograph
2.
Sir Matthew. 1609–76, English judge and scholar; Lord Chief Justice (1671–76)
adj.

“healthy,” Old English hal “healthy, entire, uninjured” (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of “free from infirmity” (1734). Related: Haleness.
v.

c.1200, “drag; summon,” in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler “to pull, haul” (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian “obtain” (see haul). Figurative sense of “to draw (someone) from one condition to another” is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.

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