Weregild (also spelled wergild, wergeld, weregeld, etc.), also known as "man price", was a value placed on every being and piece of property in the Salic Code .
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 ...
(in Anglo-Saxon England and other Germanic countries). 2. money paid to the relatives of a murder victim in compensation for loss and to prevent a blood feud.
Another word from this period, which occurs in Beowulf, is “
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Oct 13, 2010
wer•gild (wûr′gild, wer′-), n. (in Anglo-Saxon England and other Germanic countries). British Terms, World Historymoney paid to the relatives of a murder ...
faculty.history.wisc.edu/sommerville/123/123 51 Anglo Saxons II.htm
The compensation paid for death or injury was called "wergeld" or "