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(ġe)healdan, class 7 strong verb. 1. hold; keep; preserve; protect; maintain. 2. observe. 3. rule; govern. 4. satisfy.

These spellings occur in the Old English Aerobics texts:

 singularplural
infinitivehealdan ġehealdan
inflected infinitivetō healdanne
present indicative1healde
2healdest
3hylt healdeð gehealdeþ
past indicative1hēold hēoldon hīoldon ġehīoldon hēoldan
2
3hēold hīold ġehēold
present subjunctivehealde
past subjunctivehēolde hēoldon
imperativeheald
present participlehealdende
past participleġehealdene ġehealden

This word occurs 76 times in the Old English Aerobics Anthology. To see a list of occurrences of (ġe)healdan in a text, click a title below. Click a line- or sentence-number to see the word in context.

Beowulf

  • 57. hēold.
  • 103. hēold.
  • 1705. healdest. hold.
  • 1731. tō healdanne. hold.
  • 1748. hēold. held.
  • 1852. healdan. hold.
  • 1954. hīold. held.
  • 1959. hēold. held.
  • 2183. hēold. held.
  • 2208. ġehēold. held.
  • 2344. hēolde. held.
  • 2372. healdan. hold.
  • 2377. hēold. maintained, governed, protected.
  • 2389. healdan. hold.
  • 2414. hēold. held.
  • 2430. hēold. held.
  • 2477. healdan.
  • 2620. ġehēold. held, kept.
  • 2719. healde. hold.
  • 2732. hēold. held, governed, ruled, protected.
  • 2737. hēold. held.
  • 2751. hēold. held.
  • 2856. ġehealdan. hold, keep, preserve.
  • 2909. healdeð. holds.
  • 3003. ġehēold. protected.
  • 3034. healdan. hold.
  • 3043. hēold. held.
  • 3084. hēold.
  • 3118. hēold.
  • 3166. healdan.

Alfred the Great's Preface

  • [18] hīoldon. held.
  • [5] ġehīoldon. maintained.

Battle of Finnesburh

  • 23 hēolde. held.
  • 42 hēoldon. held.

Battle of Maldon

  • 14 healdan. hold.
  • 19 healdan. hold.
  • 20 hēoldon. held.
  • 41 healdan. maintain.
  • 74 healdan. hold.
  • 102 healdan. hold, maintain.
  • 167 ġehealdan. hold.
  • 236 healdan. hold.

Boethius on Fame

  • [8] ġehealdan. keep, maintain.
  • [34] ġehealden. satisfied.

Cynewulf and Cyneheard

  • [17] hēold. ruled, governed.
  • [18] hēold. ruled, governed.
  • [18] hēold. ruled, governed.

Husband's Message

  • 37 healde. hold, keep.

Judith

  • 142 hēoldon. kept.

Life of St Æthelthryth

  • [26] hēold. kept, preserved.
  • [10] hēold. governed.
  • [6] hēold. preserved, maintained.
  • [4] hēold. kept, preserved, maintained.
  • [28] hēoldon. maintained.

Martyrdom of Ælfheah

  • [21] healdan. keep, preserve.

Selection of Riddles

  • b4 healde. maintain.

Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

  • [69] healdan. observe.
  • [22] hēoldan. observed.
  • [12] healdan. observe.

Waldere

  • 4 ġehealdan. hold.

Wanderer

  • 14 healde. govern.
  • 112 gehealdeþ. keeps, maintains.

Ælfric on the Book of Job

  • [103] ġehealdene. preserved.
  • [103] ġehealdene. preserved.
  • [64] hēold. kept, maintained.
  • [56] heald. preserve.
  • [52] hylt. keeps, maintains.

Exercises and sample sentences

  • healdende. keeping.
  • gehēold. kept.
  • healdan. observe.
  • hēoldon. held, kept.
  • hylt. holds, keeps.
  • healdan. keep.
  • hēolde. held.
  • hylt. governs.
  • healdan. preserve, maintain.