fyrd

noun
\ ˈfərd, ˈfi(ə)rd \
plural -s

Definition of fyrd

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

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History and Etymology for 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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“Fyrd.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fyrd. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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