An 11c ceorl, a free peasant, owing his lord a day's labour a week with *boon work at harvest time. In return he had a small dwelling place or cottage and farmed a small share of the common. -
Cf. Cotland; Cotagium; -setla

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  • cotsetla — m ( n/ n) cottager …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • cotsetla — …   Useful english dictionary

  • -setla — The second element of words such as *cotsetla and *ansetla, meaning someone who sits or dwells. Thus cotsetla = a person who dwells in a cottage; *ansetla = someone who dwells alone, i.e. a *hermit. There is also fotsetla which suggests someone… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Cosset — Cos set (k?s s?t), n. [Cf. AS. cotsetla cottager, G. kossat, kothsasse, fr. kot, koth E. (cot) hut, and cf. also E. cade, a., cot a cade lamb.] A lamb reared without the aid of the dam. Hence: A pet, in general. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotland — Land attached to a cot or small dwelling, perhaps five acres, belonging to a *Cotsetla. Cf. Cotagium …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Coaten — This interesting surname is of medieval English origin and is a dialectal variant of the locational name Coton, from a place so called in Leicestershire. The derivation is from the Middle English cot(e) , a shelter, itself a development from the… …   Surnames reference

  • sǽweard — m ( es/ as) coast warden, sea ward, keeping watch and ward on the sea coast; [it was a duty tha might be required in some cases of the thane and of the cotsetla ] …   Old to modern English dictionary

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