halter vs haltere what difference

what is difference between halter and haltere

English

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhɔltɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈhɔːltə/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːltə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English halter, helter, helfter, from Old English hælfter, hælftre (halter), from Proto-West Germanic *halftrijā (harness), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cut), equivalent to half- +‎ -ter. Cognate with Scots helter (halter), Dutch halfter, halster (halter), Low German halfter, helchter, halter (halter), German Halfter (halter, holster).

Alternative forms

  • helter (obsolete, Northern England)

Noun

halter (plural halters)

  1. A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them.
  2. A rope with a noose, for hanging criminals; the gallows rope.
  3. A halter top.
Synonyms
  • headstall
  • headpiece
  • headcollar (British)
Translations

Verb

halter (third-person singular simple present halters, present participle haltering, simple past and past participle haltered)

  1. (transitive) To place a halter on.
    What do you mean, you didn’t halter the horses when we stopped for the night?

Etymology 2

halt +‎ -er

Noun

halter (plural halters)

  1. One who halts or limps; a cripple.

Etymology 3

Noun

halter (plural halteres)

  1. Alternative form of haltere

Anagrams

  • Hartel, Hartle, Thrale, lather, rathel, thaler

Catalan

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἁλτῆρες (haltêres).

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central) IPA(key): /əlˈte/
  • (Valencian) IPA(key): /alˈteɾ/

Noun

halter m (plural halters)

  1. dumbbell

Further reading

  • “halter” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • helter, heltre, heltere, helfter, heltyr, haltre, haltur

Etymology

Inherited from Old English hælftre, hælfter, from Proto-West Germanic *halftrijā.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaltər/, /ˈhɛltər/, /ˈhaltrə/

Noun

halter (plural haltres)

  1. A halter; horse headgear lacking a bit.
  2. (rare) A rope tied in a noose for hanging.
  3. (rare) The binding contract of marriage.

Descendants

  • English: halter
  • Scots: helter, hilter

References

  • “halter, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2019-02-06.

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

halter

  1. present tense of halte

Portuguese

Noun

halter m (plural halteres)

  1. Alternative form of haltere

Swedish

Noun

halter

  1. indefinite plural of halt


English

Alternative forms

  • halter

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἁλτῆρες (haltêres, weights held in the hand to give an impetus in leaping). Note that in the original Greek, there seems to have been no singular for ἁλτῆρες (haltêres), and some authorities maintain that halteres is a plurale tantum, but in English entomological usage, haltere sometimes appears as a back-formation. Sometimes the singular halter is used instead, but this may lead to confusion with other, unrelated meanings of halter.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈhæltɪə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhæltɪɹ/
  • plural halteres pronounced IPA(key): /hælˈtɪɹiːz/

Noun

haltere (plural halteres)

  1. (entomology) A small knobbed structure in some two-winged insects, one of a pair that are flapped rapidly and function as accelerometers to maintain stability in flight.

Translations

Anagrams

  • Leather, Tar Heel, Tarheel, leather, lethera

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • halter

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἁλτῆρες (haltêres, a type of dumbbell used in Ancient Greece).

Noun

haltere m (plural halteres)

  1. dumbbell (a weight with two disks attached to a short bar)
    Synonym: peso

Derived terms

  • halterofilia
  • halterofilismo
  • halterofilista

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [halˈtere]

Noun

haltere f pl

  1. indefinite plural of halteră
  2. indefinite genitive/dative singular of halteră

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