Behead meaning

bĭ-hĕd
To separate the head from; decapitate.
verb
1
0
To cut off the head of; decapitate.
verb
0
0
To remove the head.
verb
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of behead

  • Middle English biheden from Old English behēafdian be- away from be– hēafod head head

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English beheden, bihefden, biheveden, from Old English behēafdian (“to behead”), equivalent to be- (“off, away”) +‎ head.

    From Wiktionary