From Old English hīdġield (“a tax paid on each hide of land”), equivalent to hide (“measure of land”) + geld.
From Old English hȳdġyld, hȳdġield (“a fine to buy one out of receiving a flogging”, literally “a payment to save one's skin”), equivalent to hide (“skin”) + geld.
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