Husbonda

The householder; master of the house, whence modern 'husband'. [OldEngl. hus = house + bonda = a freeman, householder, occupier of soil] -

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  • húsbonda — m ( n/ n) householder, master of a house (husband) …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • husband — hus·band (hŭz’bənd) n. 1) A man joined to another person in marriage; a male spouse. 2) Chiefly British A manager or steward, as of a household. 3) Archaic A prudent, thrifty manager. tr.v. hus·band·ed, hus·band·ing, hus·bands 1) To use sparing …   Word Histories

  • husband — I. noun Etymology: Middle English husbonde, from Old English hūsbonda master of a house, from Old Norse hūsbōndi, from hūs house + bōndi householder; akin to Old Norse būa to inhabit; akin to Old English būan to dwell more at bower Date: 13th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Husband — A husband is a male spouse (participant) in a marriage, civil union or civil partnership.Origin and etymologyThe term husband refers to Middle English huseband , from Old English hūsbōnda , from Old Norse hūsbōndi (hūs, house + bōndi, būandi,… …   Wikipedia

  • husband — husbander, n. husbandless, adj. /huz beuhnd/, n. 1. a married man, esp. when considered in relation to his wife. 2. Brit. a manager. 3. Archaic. a prudent or frugal manager. v.t. 4. to manage, esp. with prudent economy. 5. to use frugally;… …   Universalium

  • Husbonde — The mistress of a house. Cf. Husbonda …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Husband — This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational surname for a husbandman, a farmer, originally a peasant farmer. The derivation of the name is from the Old English pre 7th Century husbonda , Old Norse husbondi …   Surnames reference

  • Husbands — This unusual and interesting name is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational surname for a husbandman, a farmer, originally a peasant farmer. The derivation of the name is from the Old English pre 7th Century husbonda , Old Norse husbondi …   Surnames reference

  • Younghusband — This unusual and interesting name is a nickname for a young husband, young householder or a young farmer. It derives from the Old English pre 7th Century husbonda meaning husband . The name was first recorded in the late 13th Century (see below) …   Surnames reference

  • húsbunda — see húsbonda …   Old to modern English dictionary

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