Weregild also known as man price, was a value placed on every being and piece
of property, ... to pay the king's tribute. If he has only 1 hide and cannot pay the
Another word from this period, which occurs in Beowulf, is “
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The compensation paid for death or injury was called "wergeld" or "
Oct 13, 2010
wer•gild (wûr′gild, wer′-),USA pronunciation n. (in Anglo-Saxon England and other Germanic countries); British Terms, World Historymoney paid to the ...
Evidently, as a value which is less than a person's full
the value set in Anglo-Saxon and Germanic law upon human life in accordance with rank and paid as compensation to the kindred or lord of a slain person.