heahstede

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hēah + stede.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhæːɑxˌstede/

Noun[edit]

hēahstede m (nominative plural hēahstedas)

  1. (poetic) high (or important) place, promontory
    þær wunað on heahstede husa selest. The greatest of houses remains there on that high place. (Beowulf, ll. 284-5)