Baug-þak

Old Norse Dictionary - baug-þak

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

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

baug-þak
n. [þekja baug], a law term, ‘baug-covering,’ i. e. the supplemental payment to be added in due proportion to the amount of weregild (baugr), defined, Grág. ii. 171, 172; hence ‘at baugþaki’ metaph. means in addition, to boot; þá kom at honum síðan at b. brotfallit, he was taken with fits of epilepsy to boot, Bs. i. 336.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛅᚢᚴ-ᚦᛅᚴ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

i. e.
id est.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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