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wapentake

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English

Etymology

Old English wǣpenġetæc from Old Norse vápnatak, from vápn (weapon) + taka (take).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'wɒp.ən.teɪk/, SAMPA: /"wQp.@n.taIk/

Noun

Singular
wapentake

Plural
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wapentake ({{{1}}})
  1. an administrative subdivision in northern English counties, developed under Norse influence, and corresponding to hundreds in the rest of England.

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