School of Historical Studies

Carolingian Polyptyques

Wissembourg Glossary

ad regis servicium
– for the service of the king
ad regis servitium – for the royal peace
capons – male fatted chickens
carratas – meadows
caseum – cheese
cavaticarii – tax-payers
cellario – cellar/storeroom
cooperetur – help
culturae – cultivated areas
curtem – home farm
de garbis de campania – corn stacks in the field
de pascione – Easter
de suis diebus – his own [free] days
denarius – silver coin
faculas – small torches
familia – estate
germani – brother
hůbas dimidiam - half-sized farmstead
hůbas integras – standard-sized farmstead
in altum - alternatively
in banno – for the ban
in beneficium – in benifice/demense
in eulogiis panes – bread
in hostem – to the army
in posterum – in the future
iurnales – ploughland/ploughing
lino fascium – flax or pitch-torch
malleos cementariorum – making bricks
mansionem – main house
multones – mules
oblations - friendship tax
ortum – garden
porcos nutrire – suckling pigs
senioris granicam – the older grange
solidus – gold coin
suam scaram – their messenger
sub servitutis iugo – under the yoke of servitude
tali ratione – in such a way


UPDATED:January 2008
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