drihtin-beáh
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
drihtin-beáh
gen. -beáges; dat. -beáge; m. [drihtin = drihten a lord, beáh a ring, bracelet] A lord-ring or money paid for slaying a freeman. In the laws of Edward the Confessor it is called Manbóte Manbóte in lege Anglōrum, regi et archiepiscŏpo, iii marc de homĭnĭbus suis; episcŏpo comĭtātus, comĭti comĭtātus, et dapĭfĕro regis, xx soł; barōnĭbus cetĕris, x solið, L. Ed. C. 12; Th. i. 447, 28-31. Gif man frigne mannan ofsteahþ, cyninge l scillinga to drihtin-beáge if any one slay a freeman, [let him pay] fifty shillings to the king, as 'drihtin-beah,' L. Ethb. 6; Th. i. 4, 6, 7.
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