hæg-steald
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hæg-steald
Add: a tiro, novice Warna ǽr cniht beón þænne hægesteald ł geong cempa caue ante miles esse quam tiro, Scint. 205, 9. Sé ðe hehstald (uirgo) gecoren is . . . te ðá hehstald hehstald gehealde (ut uirginem uirgo seruarei), Jn. p. l, 2-5. Ðǽr hehstalde uirgini, 2, 4. Of heghstald ex uirgine. Mt. p. 13, 2. Swylce geongum hægstealde, rince, hysse ut effebo hircitallo, An. Ox. 3476. Ðerh hehstald per uirginem, Jn. p. i. 13. Alle hehstalde ðá ilco, Mt. 25, 7. Hehstaldo, ii. -¶ In a local name :-- Ad locum qui dicitur Hægstaldescumb, C. D. B. i. 97, 23. Hegsteldescumb, C. D. v. 104, l. [Thu worrf seems to mean at first the owner (cf. Goth. sealdan to own) of a hæg, a small piece of land insufficient to maintain a household). Cf. Hagustaldes-ea.]
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