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Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From mæġþ (virgin, maiden) +‎ -hād (-hood).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mæġþhād m

  1. virginity, chastity

Etymology 2Edit

From mǣġþ (kindred) +‎ -hād (-hood).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mǣġþhād m

  1. kinship, relationship
    Ne gedyrstlæce nan man be mægþhade butan soðre lufe. —Homilies of Ælfric, vol. 1. (Let no man presume upon kinship without true love)