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[hohl-puh n]
verb Nonstandard.
  1. a past participle of help.
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Historical Examples of holpen

  • He is the man which hath most holpen Mr. Wickham in our affares.

    Diary of Richard Cocks Vol. I

    Richard Cocks

  • Helpen, "he can be helpen thereof" (N122,a), helped; also holpen.

  • He answered, "As of a right evil life, for of nought can I be holpen, nor have I kinsmen to redeem me."

    The Story of Grettir The Strong

    Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris

  • Neither by changing the said horsse could the matter be holpen: for euen the same thing happened to the other horsses.

  • Whych with greate diligence hee reassembled, and reduced the same to order, and (holpen by good Fortune,) wythin xxx.

    The Palace of Pleasure

    William Painter

British Dictionary definitions for holpen


  1. archaic a past participle of help
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