wæpengetæc

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse vápnatak, from vápn (weapon) + tak (taking).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈwæːpenjetæk/

Noun[edit]

wǣpenġetæc n

  1. a vote made by touching one's weapon; a council where such votes are taken
  2. wapentake; a district governed by such a council, generally under Scandinavian control