As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a law term, the ‘weregild’ to be paid to the ‘agnates’ of the slain; opp. to nefgildi, the same amount to be paid to the ‘cognates;’ defined, Grág. (Bt.) ii. 176, n. G. l. i. 186: metaph. agnatic relationship, vera ór b. eðr nefgildi, lifa í b. etc., to be an agnate or a cognate, id. bauggildis-menn, in. pl. agnates who are bound to pay and receive the bauggildi, Grág. ii. 180.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚢᚴ-ᚴᛁᛚᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Bauga-tal. (B. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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