Weregild also known as man price, was a value placed on every being and piece
of property, ... If he has only 1 hide and cannot pay the tribute, his wergild was 80
shillings and then 70 if he was la...
Feb 5, 2009 ... Wergild, also spelled Wergeld, or Weregild, (Old English: “man payment”), in
ancient Germanic law, the amount of compensation paid by a ...
Wergild definition, (in Anglo-Saxon England and other Germanic countries) See
Another word from this period, which occurs in Beowulf, is “wergild.” Wergild is
the value of a man's life, payable to his family by his murderer. The individual ...
Define wergild: 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 …
Define wergild. wergild synonyms, wergild pronunciation, wergild translation,
English dictionary definition of wergild. also wer·gild or were·gild n. In Anglo-
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The compensation paid for death or injury was called "wergeld" or "wergild" ("
man-yield"). The price payable often varied according to the wealth or social
wergild. it means "man price". it was an old form of revenge during the time when
beowulf was written. usually it was paid by the giving of a man as payment for ...
Oct 13, 2010 ... By Lisa Yarde In the sixth century, King Ethelbert of Kent established the wergild,
or "man-payment", which fixed the amount of compensation a ...
wergild: Definition and Pronunciation. ... See also: wergild (Encyclopedia).
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