allodium[ə lō′dē əm]
Origin of allodiumMedieval Latin ; from Frankish an unverified form alod, full and free possession ; from all, all + an unverified form ōd, akin to Old English ead, wealth ; from Indo-European an unverified form audh- ; from base an unverified form (a)wē-, to weave from source weed
From Medieval Latin, from Frankish *allaud (“allodium, patrimony”, literally “entire property”), from Proto-Germanic *alaudą (“allodium, transferable possessions”), from Proto-Germanic *allaz (“all”) + *audaz (“goods”). Cognate with Old High German ōt (“property”), Old Saxon ōd (“estate, wealth”), Old English ēad (“possessions”).
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