Meanings

1.
to hold, to last
(In the sense of "not breaking" or "not decaying")
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2.
to stop
(In the sense of "bringing a forward-movement to a halt". NOT for stopping activities (see "aufhören") or preventing someone from something (aufhalten))
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3.
to think about, to find
("halten von" - In the sense of one's opinion about something, NOT the act of pondering. Usually used in a question or in combination with "viel" or "wenig". )
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4.
to hold
(In the literal sense of holding in your hand.)
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Word Family

Root: *haldanan
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