heorþ-pening
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
heorþ-pening
-peneg, es; m. A tax of a penny to be paid by every house [e.g. Peter's pence] Be ðon heorþpeninge. Sý ǽlc heorþpenig ágífen be Petres mæsse dæge: and seðe hine tó ðam ándagan gelǽst næbbe, lǽde hine tó Róme, and ðǽr tó eácan xxx pænega and bringe ðonne swutelunge ðæt hé ðǽr swá micel betǽht hæbbe. And ðonne hé hám cume gylde ðam cynge hundtwelftig scillinga of the hearth-penny. Let every hearth-penny be paid up by St. Peter's mass day: and he who shall not have paid by that time, let him be led to Rome, and in addition thereto pay xxx pence, and then bring a certificate that he has there paid so much. And when he comes home let him pay the king a hundred and twenty shillings, L. Edg. I. 4; Th. i. 264, 6-12. Sylle his heorþpænig on hálgan þunresdæg let him pay his hearth-penny on holy Thursday, L. R. S. 3; Th. i. 432, 26: 4; Th. i. 434. 19. Heorþpenegas, Chart. Th. 432, 24.
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