Etymology 1



Obsolete form of heal.

Etymology 2


hele (third-person singular simple present heles, present participle heling, simple past and past participle heled)

(rare, now, chiefly, dialectal or archaic) To hide, conceal, and keep secret, especially for a secret society (such as the masons).

(rare, now especially in the phrase "hele in") To cover or conceal (a seedling, plant, roots, etc).


• Ehle, Heel, heel

Proper noun


A number of places in the West Country of England

A hamlet near Bude, Cornwall (OS grid ref SS2104).

A village near Bradninch, Mid Devon district, Devon (OS grid ref SS9902)

A small village near Ilfracombe, North Devon district, Devon (OS grid ref SS5347)

A hamlet near Ashburton, Teignbridge district, Devon (SX7470).

A suburb of Torquay, Torbay borough, Devon (OS grid ref SX9065).

A hamlet in Torridge district, Devon, on the border with Cornwall (OS grid ref SX3391).

A hamlet in Somerset West and Taunton district, Somerset (OS grid ref ST1824).


• Ehle, Heel, heel

Source: Wiktionary

Hele, n. Etym: [See Heal, n.]

Definition: Health; welfare. [Obs.] "In joy and perfyt hele." Chaucer.

Hele, v. t. Etym: [AS. helan, akin to D. helen, OHG. helan, G. hehlen, L. celare. sq. root17. See Hell, and cf. Conceal.]

Definition: To hide; to cover; to roof. [Obs.] Hide and hele things. Chaucer.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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