- 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. -Cf. Burthegn
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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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