hearthstead

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English herthstede, equivalent to hearth +‎ stead (place).

NounEdit

hearthstead (plural hearthsteads)

  1. The area encompassing a hearth; fireplace.
    • 2006, Ree Soesbee, The Crystal Chalice, page 44:
      The hearthstead was dark, only a faint glimmer of light shining through the open main doors.