drynce-lēan

drynce-lēan, n.n: “drink-reward”, possibly related to Old Norse drekkulaum (a grant of land by a lord in return for a vassal’s hospitality), or the customary entertainment offered by a lord to his tenants, or the purchase of a drink to mark the closing of a contract. No one really knows, but it’s a great word, isn’t it?

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