Cynges geneat

Lit. 'the king's companion'. A leading member of the royal household, with a *wergeld the same as a king's *thegn. -

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  • Geneat — Lit. companion . A free tenant with various duties, including *eaffor. He paid rent and offered a pig each year for pasture rights; he might have acted as *hayward. The geneat s most important duties were to ride in his lord s retinue and attend… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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