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from heed (n.) - apparently from heed (vb.): from Old English hédan = Old Saxon hôdian, huodian (Middle Dutch, Dutch hoeden, Low German höden, höen), Old High German huotan (Middle High German hüeten, German hüten):—West Germanic hôdjan, derivative of *hôdâ, (n.) str. fem., Old Frisian hôde, hûde, Old High German huota, Middle High German huote, German hut fem., heed, guard, care, keeping; not recorded in Old English, where its form would have been hód
From: Ars Avlica
Or The Courtiers Arte.
By Edward Blount, 1607
Chapter XXII. Meanes how to distinguish and come to the knowledge of these trials.