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behead


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Behead  \Be*head"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Beheaded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Beheading}.]  [OE.  bihefden  AS  behe['a]fdian;  pref.  be- 
  +  he['a]fod  head.  See  {Head}.] 
  To  sever  the  head  from  to  take  off  the  head  of 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  behead 
  v  :  cut  the  head  of  "the  French  King  was  beheaded  during  the 
  Revolution"  [syn:  {decapitate}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Behead 
  a  method  of  taking  away  life  practised  among  the  Egyptians  (Gen. 
  40:17-19).  There  are  instances  of  this  mode  of  punishment  also 
  among  the  Hebrews  (2  Sam.  4:8;  20:21,22;  2  Kings  10:6-8).  It  is 
  also  mentioned  in  the  New  Testament  (Matt.  14:8-12;  Acts  12:2). 
 




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