maegbote

noun maeg·bote \ˈmagˌbōt\
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maegbot

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magbote

\ˈmagˌbōt\

Definition of maegbote

plural

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Anglo-Saxon law

  1. :  compensation paid to the kinsmen of a man slain

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Origin and Etymology of maegbote

Old English mǣgbōt, from mǣg kinsman, relative + bōt compensation; akin to Old Saxon & Old High German māg kinsman, Old Norse māgr relative by marriage, Gothic megs son-in-law, Greek periēmektein to be unwilling, Lithuanian mėgti to like; basic meaning: friendly — more at boot


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