Gesith

Lit. 'companion'. The gesithcund were men of aristocratic rank in the following of the king. Gesithas had their own households, sometimes on land given by the king in return for services. Ine's laws (late 7c) allow a gesith who moved from his land to take with him his *reeve, smith and children's nurse. The term *thegn replaced gesith in the late 9c. -

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  • gesith — ge·sith …   English syllables

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