AskDefine | Define helve

Dictionary Definition

helve n : the handle of a weapon or tool [syn: haft]

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English

Etymology

helfe.

Pronunciation

/hɛlv/

Noun

  1. The handle or haft of a tool or weapon.
    • 1974, Guy Davenport, Tatlin!:
      The eyelet in the rose pilleum of his glans welled a clear bead that silled under the corona, wound the veinclomb helve, and ran a snailtrack down the thrum and ridge of the underduct.

Finnish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: hel·ve
  • Rhymes: -e
  • /ˈhelʋe(ʔ)/|lang=fi

Noun

  1. lodicule

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