heafod

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *haubudą, from Proto-Indo-European *kauput-, *kaput-. Cognate with Old Frisian hāved, Old Saxon hōƀid, Dutch hoofd, Old High German houbit (German Haupt), Old Norse haufuð, hǫfuð, Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐌱𐌹𐌸 (haubiþ). The Germanic source was related to Latin caput, Ancient Greek κεφαλή (kephalḗ), Sanskrit कपालम् (kapālam).

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hēafod n

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. hair (of the head)
  3. headman; master, chief

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