Definition of maegbote
: 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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