scyld-hǽta
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
scyld-hǽta
an; m. One who demands a due or debt, a bailiff Sculthéta exactor, Wrt. Voc. ii. 107, 70. Scyldlǽta (-hǽta?) exactor, i. postulator, 144, 54. [O. Frs. skeltata, skelta (der stellvertreter des grafen, v. Richthofen, pp. 1023 sqq.); O. L. Ger. sculd-héto (quicunque villicus est abbatis quod nos vulgo dicimus sculthétho): O. H. Ger. scult-heizo vilicare, tribunus, procurator, exactor populi: Ger. schult-heisz. Cf. Goth. dulga-haitja a creditor.]
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