ham-scyld
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
ham-scyld
[?], L. Eth. 32; Th. i. 12, 1, where see note. Leo in his work on Anglo-Saxon Names quotes a passage from Richthofen in which skeld occurs in the sense of fence; so that the crime referred to in the passage would be the breaking through the fence which surrounded the ham. v. the translation of Leo, p. 40, note 2.
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