heáfod-man
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heáfod-man
-mann, es; m. A chief man, prince, captain, leader Heáfodman vel þegn primas, Ælfc. Gl. 68; Som. 70, 5; Wrt. Voc. 42, 14: Homl. Th. ii. 514, 14. Þæt folc wearþ micclum ástyred, and ða heáfodmenn and ða bóceras the people were much stirred up and the elders and the scribes, i. 44, 30. Israhéla heáfodmen heads of thousands in Israel, Num. 1, 16: 13, 3: Jos. 23, 2. Þa heáfodmen the lords [of the Philistines], Jud. 16, 27: Chr. 1069; Erl. 207, 15: 1101; Erl. 237, 14, 25. Ðǽr on wǽron twægen heáfodmen Cnut and Hácun eorl in them were two leaders, Cnut and earl Hakon, 1075; Erl. 214, 7. [Laym. hæfdmen, pl: Orm. hæfeddmann: Icel. höfuðs-maðr a chief, leader: O. H. Ger. haubitman satrapa: Ger. hauptmann captain.]
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