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 is related to Latin caput and 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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