weregild

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weregild (plural weregilds)

  1. Alternative spelling of wergeld.
    • 1954, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Book II, Chapter 11
      "This I will have as weregild for my father, and my brother," he said; and therefore whether we would or no, he took it to treasure it. But soon he was betrayed by it to his death; and so it is named in the North Isildur's Bane.