Origin of virgate1
Origin of virgate2
Examples from the Web for virgate
Historical Examples of virgate
A commonly recurrent term is wista; it corresponds to the virgate: a great wista is as much as half-a-hide, or two virgates.
In most of the cases, when the virgate is described in its component parts, we come across irregularities.
So again, if a iugum is quartered, its quarter can be called a virgate.
On the other hand, any reference to such an unit as the virgate or yard-land is exceedingly rare.
Ferlingseti are to be met with now and then in connexion with the ferling or ferdel, the fourth part of a virgate.