liegeman


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Kriemhild the ironically turns the insult around and calls Brunhild the 'mistress of a liegeman,' of her husband Siegfried who had to subdue her in order for Gunther to take her virginity.
58) Thus, whatever the church's view of the status of its autonomy, the operative principle remained: "L'eveque, homme du roi" (the bishop, liegeman of the king).
Como compuesto, liegeman, no aparece segun el OED hasta 1350.