A fine paid as compensation for violent crimes.
Origin: From Eirríkr, Eiríkr, from ei, less likely from einn + ríkr (cognate to Latin rex and Celtic -rix). The name was in use in Anglo-Saxon Britain, reinforced by Scandinavian settlers before the Norman Conquest.
a recompense formerly given by a murderer to the relatives of the murdered person
Origin: [Ir. eiric.]
Eric, also known as Faust Eric, is the ninth Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett. It was originally published in 1990 as a "Discworld story", in a larger format than the other novels and illustrated by Josh Kirby. It was later reissued as a normal paperback without any illustrations, and in some cases, with the title given on the cover and title pages simply as Eric.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
er′ik, n. the blood-fine paid by a murderer to his victim's family in old Irish law.—Also Er′iach, Er′ick.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the name of several of the kings of Denmark, and Sweden, and Norway, the most notorious being the son of the noble Swedish king Gustavus Vasa (q. v.), who aspired to the hand of Elizabeth of England and challenged his rival Leicester to a duel; afterwards sought Mary of Scotland, but eventually married a peasant girl who had nursed him out of madness brought on by dissipation; was deposed after a State trial instigated by his own brothers, and ultimately poisoned himself in prison eight years later (1533-1577).
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Rank popularity for the word 'ERIC' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4785
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Rank popularity for the word 'ERIC' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3682
rice, Rice, RICE
The numerical value of ERIC in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ERIC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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He was just Eric, he was a person. He was a human being.
Eric's going to be an amazing dad. The nieces and nephews love hanging with him.
My two sons, who are right here, Don and Eric, are going to be running the company.
Eric was not only a pillar in our industry, he was a great partner and friend to many.
It made me feel proud because I don't have to share this moment by Eric Garner and my family.
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