mægþhad

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Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From mæġþ + -hād.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mæġþhād m

  1. virginity, chastity

Etymology 2[edit]

From mǣġþ + -hād.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

mǣġþhād m

  1. kinship, relationship
    Ne gedyrstlæce nan man be mægþhade butan soðre lufe. —Homilies of Ælfric, vol. 1. (Let no man presume upon kinship without true love)