heafod-

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *haubida- (main), derived from the noun *haubid (head) (Old English hēafod). Cognate with Old Frisian hāved-, Old Saxon hōvid-, Old Dutch hōvit-, and Old High German houbit-.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Prefix[edit]

hēafod-

  1. main; head, chief, principle
    hēafod- + burg (city)hēafodburg (capital)
    hēafod- + ċiriċe (church)hēafodċiriċe (cathedral)
    hēafod- + mann (person)hēafodmann (captain)
    hēafod- + synn (sin)hēafodsynn (deadly sin)
    hēafod- + weġ (road)hēafodweġ (main road)

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: heed