Hayward vs Medkniche - What's the difference?

hayward | medkniche |


As a proper noun hayward

is .

As a noun medkniche is

in medieval england, the amount of hay which could be lifted by the little finger up to the knee this was a form of payment for haywards.

hayward

Noun

(en noun)
  • (obsolete) One whose occupation involved overseeing the sowing and harvesting of crops as well as protecting the crops from stray people or animals.
  • * 1877 , William Oldnall Russell, Charles Sprengel Greaves, & George Sharswood, A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors , p571
  • ... it was held that this was not indictable, for till the horse got to the pound the hayward was merely acting as the servant of the owner of the land ...
  • * 1881 , The Antiquary , vol III, p255
  • The hayward at the same place had an acre of the lord's corn in autumn, always in a certain part of the field.
  • * 1890 , Jean Jules Jusserand, English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages , p24
  • A horn, such as our man wears, was always worn by a hayward , who used to blow it to warn off people from straying in the crops.

    medkniche

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • In medieval England, the amount of hay which could be lifted by the little finger up to the knee. This was a form of payment for haywards.