Origin of beheadMiddle English bihevden from Old English beheafdian from be, be- + heafod, head
transitive verbbe·head·ed, be·head·ing, be·heads
Origin of beheadMiddle English biheden from Old English behēafdian be- away from ; see be- . hēafod head ; see head .
(third-person singular simple present beheads, present participle beheading, simple past and past participle beheaded)
- To remove the head.
From Middle English beheden, bihefden, biheveden, from Old English behēafdian (“to behead”), equivalent to be- (“off, away”) + head.