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Danegeld

[deyn-geld] /ˈdeɪnˌgɛld/
noun
1.
(in medieval England) an additional tax on land believed to have been levied originally as a tribute to the Danish invaders but later continued for other purposes.
Also, danegeld, Danegelt, danegelt
[deyn-gelt] /ˈdeɪnˌgɛlt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1150
before 1150; Middle English denegeld, danegeld, Old English (Domesday Book) Danegeld. See Dane, geld2
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Danegeld

/ˈdeɪnˌɡɛld/
noun
1.
the tax first levied in the late 9th century in Anglo-Saxon England to provide protection money for or to finance forces to oppose Viking invaders
Word Origin
C11: from Dan Dane + geld tribute; see yield
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