fyrd

[ furd ]
/ fɜrd /

noun

the militia in Anglo-Saxon England.
the duty to serve in this militia.

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Origin of fyrd

<Old English fyrd, fierd, akin to faran to go, fare

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British Dictionary definitions for fyrd

fyrd
/ (fɪəd, faɪəd) /

noun

history the local militia of an Anglo-Saxon shire, in which all freemen had to serve
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