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Hamehald, Hamald, a. Also: haimhald, haymald, ham(e)ald, hammald, hemeld, hammell. [Northern ME. (once) hame hold (14th c.), ON. heimoll, -ull, -ill, homely, domestic, household. Cf. also Hamet a.] Domestic; belonging to home or one's household, home-bred; of home or native growth or manufacture, home-produced. (1) Cariand to Italy Thar venquyst hamehald [v.rr. hammald, hamald] goddis; Doug. i. ii. 28.
(2) The persewar may challenge it criminallie, gif he pleisis, alledging that the samin was his lauchfull and hame-hald cattel; Balfour Pract. 523.
Alledging the horse or beist to be his awin hame-hald gudis; Ib.
This horse, oxe, or kow, or other beast … is my … hamehalde cattell, or my inborne foister; Skene Reg. Maj. 108.
Lang lean makes hameald cattel; Ferg. Prov. (1641) No. 568.
(3) Sex elnis of haymald gray; 1569 Edinb. Test. I. 363.
Haimhald lint or haimhald hemp is that quhilk growis at haime within this realme, and is opponed to lint and hemp quhilk is inbrocht furth of uther cuntries; Skene Verb. S. s.v. Haimhaldare.
Liberties … in bying or selling of forane or hamald wair; 1642 Conv. Burghs in
Aberd. Council Lett. II. 333.
[Foraine or hammell waire; Irvine Mun. II. 56.]

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