dane|geld


dane|geld
Dane|geld or dane|geld «DAYN GEHLD», noun.
(in English history) a tax collected regularly to buy off the Danish invaders, and later continued as a land tax: »

If once you have paid him the Danegeld, You never get rid of the Dane (Rudyard Kipling).

[Middle English Danegeld < Dane Dane + Old English gield payment]

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