Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In early Scandinavian and early English history, a house-carl. See house-carl.

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  • noun historical, usually plural (One of several) men gathered at a thing, for example to settle a dispute over a debt.
  • noun historical, usually plural (One of several) men serving as the army, particularly the mercenary army, (of a specific ruler).

Etymologies

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Morpheme for morpheme translation of Old Norse þingmaðr ("thingman"), which is þing ("thing") + maðr ("man"), or else a back-formation from "thingmen", which was borrowed morpheme for morpheme from þingmenn ("thingmen").

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