English [ edit ]
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Etymology [ edit ]
Old English mǣġbōt ( “ compensation paid to the kinsman of a murdered man ” ), from mǣġ ( “ kinsman ” ) + bōt ( “ remedy; remediation ” ); Compare . manbote
Pronunciation [ edit ]
IPA /ˈmeɪɡ,boʊt/ or /ˈmeɪ,boʊt/
maegbot ( plural maegbots or ) maegboten
( historical ) A bot or fine paid to the near kinsmen of a slain man as compensation.
If a man was slain a special — NYT, Daily Lexeme: manbot, or compensation for the loss of a man, had to be paid to the lord side by side with the mægbot to the kin. Maegbot, 2011 - (quoting H.R. Loyns, 1962)
References [ edit ]
maegbot 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", maegbot.
Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.), maegbot.
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