From Middle English helþe, from Old English hǣlþ, from Proto-West Germanic *hailiþu, from Proto-Germanic *hailaz ("whole, hale"). Cognate with Old High German heilida. Analyzable as whole + -th, hale + -th, or heal + -th. More at heal.
From Middle English heleð ("man, hero, fighter"), from Old English hæleþ ("man, hero, fighter"), from Proto-West Germanic *haliþ, from Proto-Germanic *haliþaz ("man, hero"). Cognate with West Frisian held ("hero"), Dutch held ("hero"), German Held ("hero"), Norwegian Nynorsk hauld ("freeman").
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