hæg-weard
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
hæg-weard
hæcg-, es; m. A hayward, the keeper of cattle in a common field, who prevented trespass on the cultivated ground, L. R. S. 20; Th. i. 440, 11, 12. [A. R. heiward : Prompt. Parv. heyward agellarius. The following note is given on this word, p. 234 'Bp. Kennett observes that there were two kinds of agellarii, the common herdward of a town or village, called bubulcus, who overlooked the common herd, and kept it within bounds; and the heyward of the lord of the manor, or religious house, who was regularly sworn at the court, took care of the tillage, paid the labourers, and looked after trespasses and encroachments : he was termed fields-man or tithing-man, and his wages in 1425 were a noble. "Inclusarius a heyewarde." "Inclusorius a pynner of beestes." "Haiward, haward qui garde au commun tout le bestiail d'un bourgade."']
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