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 Hake.Halacha [rule]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Hal.
 
A familiar contraction of Harry (for Henry). Similarly, Dol is a contraction of Dorothy; Mol, of Mary, etc.   1
   The substitution of P for M as the initial letter of proper names is seen in such examples as Polly for Molly, Patty for Martha, Peggy for Margy (i.e. Margaret), etc. (See ELIZABETH.)   2
 


 Hake.Halacha [rule]. 

 
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