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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

heafod

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of heed

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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 is related to Latin caput and Sanskrit कपालम् (kapālam).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæːɑ̯fod/, [ˈhæːɑ̯vod]

NounEdit

hēafod n

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

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