gesith

noun

ge·​sith
yeˈsēth
plural -s
: a wellborn companion or attendant of an Anglo-Saxon king : thane compare comes

Word History

Etymology

Old English gesīth, literally, companion, one of a retinue of warriors; akin to Old High German gisind, gisindo one of a retinue of warriors, Old Norse sinni, Gothic gesinthja; derivatives from the root of English send

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“Gesith.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gesith. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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