hagosteald

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Old English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhɑɣostæɑld/

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hagastaldaz (unmarried man", lit. "set at the hedge), a compound of Proto-Germanic *hagą, *hagaz, *hagô (fence, enclosure, hedge), from Proto-Indo-European *kagʷh- (fence, box) + a derivative of Proto-Germanic *stal- (to place, set), from Proto-Indo-European *stelə- (stem, trunk, base). Cognate with Old Saxon hagastald (servant, young man), Old High German hagastalt, hagastolt (mercenary, unwed person), Old Norse haukstalda (servant, mercenary, free labourer).

Noun[edit]

hagosteald m

  1. unmarried man belonging to a royal court; young warrior
  2. bachelor
  3. young man; liegeman
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Adjective[edit]

hagosteald

  1. unmarried
  2. independent
  3. (referring to young men) military
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hagastaldą (celibacy, virginity) (see above).

Noun[edit]

hagosteald n

  1. celibacy
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Adjective[edit]

hagosteald

  1. virgin
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