Holt



[hohlt] /hoʊlt/

noun, Archaic.
1.
a wood or grove.
2.
a wooded hill.
[hohlt] /hoʊlt/
noun
1.
Harold Edward, 1908–67, Australian political leader: prime minister 1966–67.
2.
a town in central Michigan.
/həʊlt/
noun
1.
(archaic or poetic) a wood or wooded hill
/həʊlt/
noun
1.
the burrowed lair of an animal, esp an otter
/həʊlt/
noun
1.
Harold Edward. 1908–67, Australian statesman; prime minister (1966–67); believed drowned
n.

Old English holt “woods,” common in place names, from Proto-Germanic *hultam- (cf. Old Frisian, Old Norse, Middle Dutch holt, Dutch hout, German Holz “wood”), from PIE *kldo- (cf. Old Church Slavonic klada “beam, timber,” Greek klados “twig,” Old Irish caill “wood”), from root *kel- “to strike, cut.”

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