hlæfdige

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hlāf (bread) + a second element representing Proto-Germanic *daigijǭ (kneader) (compare Old English dǣġe, Old English dāg "dough"). Similar to a kenning.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhlæːvdiːje/, [ˈɬæːvdiːjə]

Noun[edit]

hlǣfdīġe f (nominative plural hlǣfdīgan)

  1. a lady, the mistress of a household.