maegbote

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English mǣgbōt (compensation paid to the kinsman of a murdered man), equivalent to mæg +‎ bote; Compare manbote.

Noun[edit]

maegbote (plural maegbotes or maegboten)

  1. Compensation for the injury done by slaying a kinsman.
    Magbote or Mægbote, a Recompence anciently made in Money for the killing of one's Kinsman. — Phillips's New World of Words (ed. 6), 1706

References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary (maegbot)