Origin of fyrd
How to use fyrd in a sentence
Harold got together a large fleet to guard the Channel, and called out the fyrd of the southern counties to defend the coast.Battles of English History|H. B. (Hereford Brooke) George
By the laws of King Ine161 the gesithcundmen were fined and forfeited their land if they neglected their 'fyrd:'
If a gesithcund man owning land neglect the fyrd, let him pay cxx.
To supplement the force thus obtained, the23 fyrd was divided into two halves, one of which was always to be available.The Art of War in the Middle Ages A.D. 378-1515|C. W. C. Oman
Nevertheless, the main defence of the country rested with the "fyrd."Freedom In Service|Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw