sceacga

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skaggô, *skaggijô, *skaggiją (bristle, beard, hair), from Proto-Germanic *skag- (to emerge, stick out, project) +‎ -ga (diminutive suffix). Cognate with Old Norse skegg (beard), Old Norse skeggi (bearded one, bearded man), Old Norse skaga (to jut out, project).

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sċeacga m

  1. rough hair, wool
  2. headhair

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  • Middle English: *schagge