heafod

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *haubudą, from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *kaput-. Cognate with Old Frisian hāved, Old Saxon hōƀid, Dutch hoofd, Old High German houbit (German Haupt), Old Norse haufuð, hǫfuð, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐌱𐌹𐌸 (haubiþ). The Germanic source was related to Latin caput, Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalē), Sanskrit कपालम् (kapālam).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hēafod n

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. hair (of the head)
  3. headman; master, chief

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: hed, heed, heved, {{l|enm|heaved}
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