it means "man price". it was an old form of revenge during the time when beowulf was written. usually it was paid by the giving of a man as payment for wrongs done, but sometimes it could be paid by services rendered.
beowulf paid wergild from his father to hrothgar by killing grendel and his mother.
by herecy2007 May 03, 2004

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