housecarl


house·carl

noun \-ˌkär(-ə)l\

Definition of HOUSECARL

:  a member of the bodyguard of a Danish or early English king or noble

Origin of HOUSECARL

Old English hūscarl, from Old Norse hūskarl, from hūs house + karl man; akin to Old English ceorl churl
First Known Use: before 12th century

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