heáfod-burh
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Feminine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heáfod-burh
gen. -burge; f. Chief town, capital, metropolis Forgeaf him wununge on Cantwarebyrig, seó wæs ealles his ríces heáfodburh he gave him a dwelling in Canterbury, that was the chief town of all his kingdom, Homl. Th. ii. 128, 31. Hí becómon æt néxtan tó ánre heáfod-byrig Suanir geháten they arrived at last at a chief town called Suanir, 494, 2. Cartaina heora heáfodburh Carthage their principal city, Ors. 4, 6; Bos. 84, 29. [Orm. Ȝerrsalam wass hæfeddburrh off Issraeless riche: Icel. höfuð-borg metropolis: O. H. Ger. houpit-purch.]
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