Origin of haler
- free from disease or infirmity; robust; vigorous: hale and hearty men in the prime of life.
Origin of hale1
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Examples from the Web for haler
Many a haler remnant than he had gone down on a last voyage.The Mutiny of the Elsinore
Haler turned back with Godey, and went with him to where they had left Scott.
You and I are of the same age; and You are stronger and haler than I am.Their Majesties as I Knew Them
Mr. Haler learned afterwards from that mess that Rohrer and Andrews wandered off the next day and died.
Haler heard and knew the guns which he fired for him at night, and starting early in the morning, soon met him.
- a variant of heller 1 (def. 1)
- healthy and robust (esp in the phrase hale and hearty)
- Scot and Northern English dialect whole
- (tr) to pull or drag; haul
- George Ellery. 1868–1938, US astronomer: undertook research into sunspots and invented the spectroheliograph
- Sir Matthew. 1609–76, English judge and scholar; Lord Chief Justice (1671–76)
Word Origin and History for haler
"healthy," Old English hal "healthy, entire, uninjured" (see health). The Scottish and northern English form of whole; it was given a literary sense of "free from infirmity" (1734). Related: Haleness.
c.1200, "drag; summon," in Middle English used of arrows, bowstrings, reins, anchors, from Old French haler "to pull, haul" (12c.), from a Germanic source, perhaps Frankish *halon or Old Dutch halen; probably also from Old English geholian "obtain" (see haul). Figurative sense of "to draw (someone) from one condition to another" is late 14c. Related: Haled; haling.