Maegth definition

(history) In Anglo-Saxon England, an extended family, a kind of kindred group; clan, tribe, generation, stock, race, people.
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Noun

Singular:
maegth
Plural:
maegthe

Origin of maegth

  • From Old English mǣġþ (“family group, clan, tribe, generation, stock, race, people”), from Proto-Germanic *mēgaz (“kin”). Cognate with Middle Dutch maech, Dutch maag, Old High German māg, Gothic (mēgs, “son-in-law”), equivalent to maeg +‎ -th.

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