Geoguth

Lit. 'youth, the young'. Household fighters who had not been rewarded with a gift of land. Although notionally young men, geoguth was used of any retainers without a grant of land. -
Cf. Duguth

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • youth — noun (plural youths) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English youthe, from Old English geoguth; akin to Old English geong young more at young Date: before 12th century 1. a. the time of life when one is young; especially the period… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • yeu- — Vital force, youthful vigor. Oldest form *ə₂yeu ; variant of aiw . Suffixed zero grade form *yuwen (< *yu əen ), “possessing youthful vigor,” young. 1. Further suffixed form *yuwn̥ ti . youth, from Old English geoguth, youth, from Germanic… …   Universalium

  • youth — youthless, adj. /yoohth/, n., pl. youths /yoohths, yoohdhz/, (collectively) youth. 1. the condition of being young. 2. the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young. 3. the time of being young; early life: His …   Universalium

  • Duguth — Mature warriors who had served in their lord s household and been rewarded with land on which to establish their own household. Cf. Geoguth …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Gioguth — See Geoguth …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • youth — W2S2 [ju:θ] n plural youths [ju:ðz US ju:ðz, ju:θs] [: Old English; Origin: geoguth] 1.) [U] the period of time when someone is young, especially the period when someone is a teenager →↑old age sth of sb s youth ▪ the dreams of his youth in sb s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • youth — noun (plural youths) 1》 the period between childhood and adult age.     ↘the qualities of vigour, freshness, immaturity, etc. associated with being young. 2》 [treated as sing. or plural] young people.     ↘a young man. Origin OE geoguth, of Gmc… …   English new terms dictionary

  • youth — [[t]yuθ[/t]] n. pl. youths [[t]yuθs, yuðz[/t]] (collectively)youth. 1) the condition of being young 2) the appearance, freshness, vigor, spirit, etc., characteristic of the young 3) the time of being young; early life 4) the period of life from… …   From formal English to slang

  • youth — n. (pl. youths) 1 the state of being young; the period between childhood and adult age. 2 the vigour or enthusiasm, inexperience, or other characteristic of this period. 3 an early stage of development etc. 4 a young person (esp. male). 5 (pl.)… …   Useful english dictionary

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