hlaford

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an earlier form hlāfweard, from Proto-Germanic *hlaibawarduz, from *hlaibaz (bread) ( > hlāf) + *warduz ( > weard). Equivalent to loaf + ward. See also lady.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈhlɑːvord/, [ˈɬɑːvɔrd]

Noun[edit]

hlāford m (nominative plural hlāfordas)

  1. lord, master of servants
  2. male head of a household

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