Sixhynde

Man with a *wergeld of 600s; found in early West Saxon law codes, but apparently obsolete by the 10c, though the 600s wergeld is mentioned in the *Leges Henrici Primi. A man worth 200s was twyhynde; one worth 1,200s twelfhynde. -

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  • sixhynde — adj belonging to the class whose wergeld was 600 shillings …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Wergeld — Lit. man payment . AS custom and law valued people in pecuniary terms according to their rank. For example in Mercia a *ceorl s life was worth 200s; a * thegn was worth 1,200s; an *earl, next below the king, was worth 6,000s. In the years… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Weregild — Lit. man payment . AS custom and law valued people in pecuniary terms according to their rank. For example in Mercia a *ceorl s life was worth 200s; a * thegn was worth 1,200s; an *earl, next below the king, was worth 6,000s. In the years… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • rádcniht — m ( es/ as) tenant holding subject to service on horseback; title equivalent to that of a sixhynde mann …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • siexhyndemann — m ( es/ menn) one of the sixhynde class …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • sixhyndemann — m ( es/ menn) one of the sixhynde class …   Old to modern English dictionary

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