un helved

helve

[helv]
noun
1.
the handle of an ax, hatchet, hammer, or the like.
verb (used with object), helved, helving.
2.
to furnish with a helve.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English h(i)elfe

helver, noun
unhelved, adjective
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helve (hɛlv)
 
n
1.  the handle of a hand tool such as an axe or pick
 
vb
2.  (tr) to fit a helve to (a tool)
 
[Old English hielfe; related to Old Saxon hèlvi, Old High German halb, Lithuanian kìlpa stirrup; see halter]

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helve
O.E. helfe "handle of an axe," from P.Gmc. *halbi- (cf. O.S. helvi, M.Du. helf, O.H.G. halb "handle of an axe," O.H.G. helmo "tiller"); related to halter.
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