cæg

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kēgaz, *kēguz (stake, post, pole), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵogʰ-. Related to Old English cǣggian (to lock, shut)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cǣġ f

  1. a key
    Saturnus sumra hæfde boca cægaSaturn had the keys of some books. (Dialogues of Salomon and Saturn)

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Further reading[edit]

  • CǼG in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary