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gafol

  • noun [ neuter ]
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Grammar
gafol, gafel, gaful, es; n. [gifan to give]
Wright's OE grammar
§225; §563;
Tax, tribute, rent, interest; vectīgal, trĭbūtum, census, ūsūra
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  • Hyra ár is mǽst on ðæm gafole, ðe ða Finnas him gyldaþ : ðæt gafol biþ on deóra fellum, and on fugela feðerum

    their revenue is chiefly in the tribute, which the Finns pay them : the tribute is in skins of beasts, and in feathers of birds,

    • Ors. 1, 1
    • ;
    • Bos. 20, 32-34.
  • To gafle gesettan

    to let out for rent,

    • Chr. 1100
    • ;
    • Erl. 236, 6.
  • Gafol

    ūsūra,

    • Ælfc. Gr. 43
    • ;
    • Som. 45, 4.
  • Ætýwaþ me ðæs gafoles mynyt

    ostendĭte mihi numisma census,

    • Mt. Bos. 22, 19 : L. Edg. S. 1
    • ;
    • Th. i. 270, 19 : Exon. 16 a
    • ;
    • Th. 35, 16
    • ;
    • Cri. 559.
  • Cyninges gafoles bígerdel

    a king's tribute-purse;

    saccus vel fiscus,

    • Ælfc. Gl. 65
    • ;
    • Som. 69, 35
    • ;
    • Wrt. Voc. 40, 63.
  • Hí ðone fíftan dǽl ealra hiora eorþwæstma ðæm cyninge to gafole gesyllaþ

    they give the fifth part of all their fruits of the earth to the king for tribute,

    • Ors. 1, 5
    • ;
    • Bos. 28, 31 : Byrht. Th. 133, 6
    • ;
    • By. 46.
  • Ic náme ðæt mín ys mid ðam gafole

    ego recēpissem quod meum est cum ūsūra,

    • Mt. Bos. 25, 27.
  • Se ðe feoh his ne sealde to gafole

    qui pĕcūniam suam non dĕdit ad ūsūram,

    • Ps. Lamb. 14, 5.
  • Ðæt him leófre wǽre wið hine to feohtanne, ðonne gafol to gyldenne

    that they would rather fight against him, than pay him tribute,

    • Ors. 1, 10
    • ;
    • Bos. 32, 24, 28 : L. Edg. S. 1
    • ;
    • Th. i. 270, 16 : L. O. D. 9
    • ;
    • Th. i. 356, 18 : Chr. 991
    • ;
    • Erl. 130, 21 : 994
    • ;
    • Erl. 132, 31.
  • Ða dæt gafol námon

    qui didrachma accipiēbant,

    • Mt. Bos. 17, 24, 25 : 22, 17 : Lk. Bos. 20, 22 : 23, 2.
  • Gafol sellan

    to give tribute,

    • Cd. 93
    • ;
    • Th. 119, 12
    • ;
    • Gen. 1978.
  • Ðæt gé ðisne gárrǽs mid gafole forgyldon

    that ye buy off this warfare with tribute,

    • Byrht. Th. 132, 47
    • ;
    • By. 32.
  • Freólsdóm gafola

    freedom from imposts,

    • L. Wih. 1
    • ;
    • Th. i. 36, 15.
Etymology
[
M. Lat. gablum
:
Fr. gabelle
:
It. gabella
:
Span. gabela tax. A Celtic origin has been suggested for this word, v. Dief. ii. 400-1
]
Derived forms
bere-gafol, ealu-, feoh-, hunig-, land-, mete-, neád-, rǽde-
Linked entries
v.  gæfel gafel gaful gauel gauel-sester gæfel gafol-rand.
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