heáfod-hebba
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heáfod-hebba
an ; m. I. of a person, an author, originator. Cf. heáfod; VIII. Ðá bisceopas swíðost ǽlces gedweldes tiledon, and ǽlc gedwyld hí upp árǽrdon. Twégen ðǽr wǽron bisceophádes men þe ǽlces yfeles heáfodhebban wǽron, Hml. S. 23, 365. II. of a thing, a beginning Ǽrest wé wyllað fón on Ianuarium, for þon hé is heáfodhebba and eác þás geáres geendung, Angl. viii. 305, 29. [Cf. O. H. Ger. ur-hap causa, fermentum: Ger. ur-heber originator.]
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