hlæfdige

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hlāf (bread) + a second element representing Proto-Germanic *daigijǭ (kneader) (compare dāg (dough), cf. dæge). See also hlāford.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈxlæːfˌdiː.je/, [ˈl̥æːvˌdiː.je]

NounEdit

hlǣfdīġe f

  1. a lady, the mistress of a household
  2. noblewoman; queen
  3. a form of courteous address; lady
  4. the Virgin Mary

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