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  • n. One who heals or saves; a saviour.

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From Middle English healend, from Old English hǣlend ("Saviour, Christ", literally "Healing One, Healer"), equivalent to heal +‎ -and. Cognate with Dutch Heiland ("Saviour, Christ"), German Heiland ("Saviour, Redeemer").

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