batweard

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bāt (boat, ship, vessel) +‎ weard (ward, guardian, keeper).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bātweard m

  1. ship's watchman; keeper or commander of a ship
    • Beowulf, lines 1900-1901
      He þæm batwearde bunden golde swurd gesealde.
      He gave the ship's watchman a bound gold sword.

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