An Abstract of Feet of Fines For the County of Sussex: Vol. 1, 1190-1248. Originally published by Sussex Record Society, Lewes, 1903.
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List of contractions.
The expanded form given below is, of course, to be understood as varying in case, gender and number, according to the context.
Agistare: To turn cattle into the woods to graze at certain times of the year. (34.)
Ambra: A Saxon measure of uncertain value. (167.)
Assewiare: To drain by a sewer. (499.)
Auctumpnus: The harvest. (279.)
Austurcus: A hawk. (191.)
Bercaria: A sheep farm. (267.)
Bisantum: A silver coin worth about 2s. There was also a gold bezant. (20.)
Buttes: Strips of the common arable which are unusually short, owing to their abutting on some obstacle. (335.)
Chatus: The wild cat. (353.)
Chiminum: A road. (56, 178.)
Convivium: The service of providing food and entertainment for the lord of the manor once a year. (79.)
Corilus: The hazel tree. (383.)
Coteria: A cotter's holding; often about a quarter virgate. (6.)
Cultura: A field of arable land. (177, 335.)
Cultus: Equipment. (247.)
Essartum: Land reduced to cultivation by the uprooting of trees and bushes. (335.)
Estoverium: Provision. (238.)
Estucha: A measure of land: as the stica was a coin worth half a helfing it is probable that the estucha was half a helva (q.v.). (238.)
Garcifer: A servant. (238.)
Heibote: The right to take in the woods material for hedges. (137.)
Helva: A measure of land: possibly connected with the Anglo-Saxon helfing: a halfpenny, in which case it would be equal to half a denarata of land: (see, Estucha). (238.)
Herbergare: To lodge, to accommodate. (34.)
Herkagium: Heccage, the service of keeping up a certain portion of palisade round a fortified post. (507.)
Hokus: A rise, or small hill. (4.)
Husbote: The right to cut timber for the construction and repair of a house. (137.)
Lagehundred: A law-day, a "great" Hundred court, held twice in the year.
Marlerum: A marle pit. (329.)
Nativitas: Naifty, the state of serfdom. (453, 476.)
Pondus Casei: A weight of cheese, being 256 pounds. (419.)
Selda: A booth. (361, 432.)
Sparvarius: A sparrow-hawk: sorus, a hawk of the first year (passim): muwerus, probably a hawk that has moulted. (200.)
Stachia: A stake or post. It is possible, however, that this word should be read stathia: a landing stage. (383.)
Walla: A dyke or seawall. (4, 186.)
Watergang: A watercourse. (504.)