[han-see-at-ik] /ˌhæn siˈæt ɪk/
of or relating to the Hanseatic League or to any of the towns belonging to it.
any of the towns belonging to the Hanseatic League.
of or relating to the Hanseatic League
a member of the Hanseatic League
1610s, from Hanseatic League, medieval confederation of North German towns, from Medieval Latin Hanseaticus, from Middle Low German hanse “fellowship, merchants’ guild,” from Old High German hansa “military troop, band, company.” Related to Gothic hansa “troop, company, multitude,” Old English hos “attendants, retinue.” Middle English borrowed hanse from Old French hanse and Medieval Latin hansa (both from Old High German) in sense of “a company of merchants” (late 12c.). Cf. hanshus “guild hall” (12c.).
noun 1. a medieval league of towns of northern Germany and adjacent countries for the promotion and protection of commerce. noun 1. a commercial association of towns in N Germany formed in the mid-14th century to protect and control trade. It was at its most powerful in the 15th century Also called Hansa, Hanse
[han-suh l] /ˈhæn səl/ noun, verb (used with object), hanseled, hanseling or (especially British) hanselled, hanselling. 1. . [han-suh l] /ˈhæn səl/ noun 1. a gift or token for good luck or as an expression of good wishes, as at the beginning of the new year or when entering upon a new situation or enterprise. […]
- Hansel and gretel
A story in the Grimm collection of fairy tales. Hansel and Gretel, two children abandoned in the woods, are befriended by a witch, who tries to cook and eat them, but Gretel shoves the witch into the oven instead.
[hahn-suh n] /ˈhɑn sən/ noun 1. Peter Andreas [pee-tuh r ahn-dree-ahs] /ˈpi tər ɑnˈdri ɑs/ (Show IPA), 1795–1874, Danish astronomer. Hansen Han·sen (hān’sən, hän’-), Gerhard Henrik Armauer. 1746-1845. Norwegian physician and bacteriologist who discovered (1869) the leprosy bacillus.