heáfod-stocc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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heáfod-stocc
es; m. This word, which occurs several times in charters that describe the boundaries of land, seems from the following passage to mean A stock or post on which the head of a criminal was fixed after beheading Heora lima man ealle tóbrǽd ǽlc fram óðrum . . . and ðá heáfodleásan man héngc on ðá portweallas, and man sette heora heáfda swilce óþra ðeófa búton ðám portweallon on ðám heáfodstoccum, Hml. S. 23, 71-76. Instances of occurrence in charters are Æfter Foss tó þám heáfodstocce, C. D. iii. 384, 29. Of ðǽre hylle andlang ðǽre díc úp tó heáfodstoccan; of heáfodstoccan andlang strǽt, v. 110, 34: 217, 14. Tó weáwan hócan; ðanon on ðá heáfodstoccas, 207, 26. Be gemǽre; ðæt on ðá heáfodstoccas; of ðan stoccan on ðone mǽrstán, iii. 439, 6. On gerihte on ðá heáfudstoccas; of ðan heáfodstoccum, vi. 62, 7. On gréne wei on neðe héuedstokes; of ðanne héuedstocken, iii. 201, 32.
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