Definition of Hansel

1. n. & v. See Handsel.



Definition of Hansel

1. Proper noun. An Anglicised spelling of the German given name '''Hänsel'''. English equivalent: '''Johnny'''. ¹

2. Proper noun. A fictional character in the German fairy tale ''Hansel and Gretel'', originally ''Hänsel und Gretel'' as adapted by Giambattista Basile and more recently the brothers Grimm. ¹

3. Noun. (alternative form of handsel) ¹

4. Verb. (alternative form of handsel) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hansel

1. to handsel [v -SELED, -SELING, -SELS or -SELLED, -SELLING, -SELS] - See also: handsel

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hansel

hankey
hankie
hankies
hanking
hanksite
hanky
hanky panky
hanmun
hannayite
hannebachite
hansa
hansas
hanse
hanseatic
hansel (current term)
hanseled
hanselines
hanseling
hanselled
hanselling
hansels
hansen disease
hansenula
hanses
hanshaw
hansom
hansom cab
hansoms
hant

Literary usage of Hansel

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1. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"hansel UND GRETEL Fairy Opera in three acts by Engelbert Humperdinck. ... hansel ie occupied in binding brooms, Gretel is knitting and singing old nursery- ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1829)
"hansel MONDAY. " WILL you never hold your little, yelping tongues to-night ?" said Beaty Lawson to the nursery brood, whom she had presided over ever since ..."

3. Hänsel and Gretel: A Fairy Opera in Three Acts by Engelbert Humperdinck, Adelheid Wette (1905)
"hansel (gives her the nosegay). Queen of the wood, with sceptre and crown, I give you the strawberries, but don't eat them all ! (He gives the basket full ..."

4. The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Operas with Illustrations by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1921)
"Soprano Children, Angels, Peasants ACT I SCENE—House of the Broom-Maker FATHER and mother have gone to market, leaving hansel and Gretel behind to do their ..."

5. The Opera Goers' Complete Guide: Comprising Two Hundred and Sixty-eight by Leo Leop Melitz, Richard Salinger, Louise Wallace Hackney (1921)
"A poverty-stricken room in which the children hansel and Gretel are working. hansel is making brooms and Gretel knitting stockings. ..."

6. The Victor Book of the Opera: Stories of One Hundred Operas with Five by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1913)
"hansel, Ii . ..I. I Mezzo-Soprano GRETEL, II Soprano THE WITCH who eats children ... hansel and Gretel has been called the Peter Pan of grand opera; ..."

7. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"hansel AND GRETHEL HARD by a great forest dwelt a poor wood-cutter with his wife and his two children. The boy was called hansel and the girl Grethel. ..."

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