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  • noun [ uncertain ]
  • suffix
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háw, Kemble says, ' In all probability, a look out, or prospect'; Middendorff compares the word with -hau in German place-names, and takes it to mean a clearing, a place where trees are cut down (cf. heáwan). But perhaps in the one passage where the word occurs
hlawe should be read
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  • Haec sunt supradictarum uocabula terrarum, aet Uuineshauue (cf. scuccanhlau,

      196, 1), C. D. i. 195, 30.
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  • háw, n.; suffix