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Main Entry: 1hale
Pronunciation: primarystresshamacr(schwa)l
Function: adjective
Etymology: partly from Middle English hale "healthy, unhurt," from Old English hamacrl (same meaning) and partly from Middle English hail (an interjection of approval or greeting), derived from early Norse heill "healthy" --related to 3HAIL, HEALTH, WASSAIL, WHOLE
: 1SOUND 1a, healthy <grandmother was still hale and hearty at eighty>


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