mægþ

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proto-Germanic *magaþs, from Proto-Indo-European *mogʷʰótis (girl), feminine form of *mogʰus (boy) (whence magu, mǣġ). Cognate with Old Saxon magað (Dutch maagd), Old High German magad (German Magd), Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌲𐌰𐌸𐍃 (magaþs).

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mæġþ f

  1. girl; virgin, maiden, woman, wife
  2. power, greatness
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Etymology 2[edit]

From mæg +‎ .

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Noun[edit]

mǣġþ f (nominative plural mǣġþa or mǣġþe)

  1. family, kindred
  2. a tribe or nation