The term for rent paid in sheep; the word was also used of tax paid on sheep.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. .

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  • -agium — Second element of Latin words such as *ancoragium, *barragium, *berbiagium, *hibernagium, functioning as the equivalent English element age which gives a quality, and here a sense of right or privilege, e.g. *faldage. Cf. age …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • brebiage — (bre bi a j ) s. m. Terme de féodalité. Droit qui se prenait sur les moutons. HISTORIQUE    XIVe s. •   Item il a es dites fermes brebiage de tiers an en tiers an, DU CANGE berbiagium.. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Brebis …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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