Hordere

Lit. 'the hoarder, keeper of the hoard', i.e. the king's treasurer. He had charge of the collection of monies and was based in Winchester, where AS kings kept their treasury. Monasteries also had their hoarder or storekeeper, known in Latin as hordaria. -

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • hordere — horden, hordere obs. ff. ordain, order …   Useful english dictionary

  • hordere — m ( es/ as) treasurer, chamberlain, steward …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Burthegn — Lit. bower thegri. An attendant of the king in his chamber (*bower); a *chamberlain whose responsibility was the king s money chest. He was a *thegn close to the king; an attendant with access to his lord s or lady s private rooms. It was a… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • hoarder — O.E. hordere treasurer, from HOARD (Cf. hoard) (n.). As one who hoards, c.1500, from HOARD (Cf. hoard) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • horden — horden, hordere obs. ff. ordain, order …   Useful english dictionary

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