heafod

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See also: heafod-

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

heafod

  1. (Early Middle English) Alternative form of heed

Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈxæ͜ɑː.fod/, [ˈhæ͜ɑː.vod]

Noun[edit]

hēafod n

  1. (anatomy) head
  2. top
  3. captain: head, leader
  4. source, origin

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  • Middle English: heed
    • English: head
      • Japanese: ヘッド (heddo)
      • Sranan Tongo: ede
    • Scots: heid
    • Yola: haade, heade, hade