From Middle English helle, from Old English hell, from Proto-Germanic *haljō, from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel-. Cognate with Saterland Frisian Hälle, West Frisian hel, Dutch hel, German Low German Hell, German Hölle, Norwegian helvete, Icelandic hel. Also related to the Hel of Germanicmythology. See also hele.
From German hellen ("to brighten, burnish"). Related to Dutch hel ("clear, bright") and German hell ("clear, bright").
From Old Norse hella ("to pour"). Cognate with Icelandic hella ("to pour"), Norwegian helle ("to pour"), Swedish hälla ("to pour"). See also hield.
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