Baug-gildi

Old Norse Dictionary - baug-gildi

Meaning of Old Norse word "baug-gildi" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

baug-gildi
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

Abbreviations used:

etc.
et cetera.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.
opp.
opposed.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Bt.
Bauga-tal. (B. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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