Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • gebúgan — sv/i2 3rd pres gebýgð past gebéag/gebúgon ptp is gebogen to bow or bow down oneself, bend, stoop, sink; submit, give way, turn, turn away, revolt; depart, flee, retire; sv/t2 w.a. to bow to, turn towards; join, go over to; convert …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Commendation — Term used to describe the relationship between man and lord. *DB assumed everyone had a lord, even the king, who was subject to God. At its heart was the idea that a man placed himself under the protection of his lord. The practice began in the… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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