fyrd

noun \ˈfərd, ˈfi(ə)rd\

Definition of fyrd

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the national militia in England prior to the Norman Conquest men of the fyrd were mustered and their weapons counted — Hope Muntz

  2. 2 :  the duty to serve in the fyrd

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Origin and Etymology of fyrd

Old English fierd, fyrd (also, campaign, camp); akin to Old High German fart journey, Old Norse ferth, Gothic usfartho departure; derivatives from the root of English fare


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