Behead Definition

bĭ-hĕd
beheaded, beheading, beheads
verb
beheaded, beheading, beheads
To cut off the head of; decapitate.
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Origin of Behead

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

    From Wiktionary

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

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

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