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Company[adiht fruman]

I am looking for a good word for "Company" in the commercial sense. Familiar words meaning "company" are military and other describe 'company' in the abstract sense; "company" but not "a company". The language is though rich in words for companionship and working together, in peace and war.

In German historically was the Hansa, which is a Gothic word for 'company'. Today they say Gesellschaft, which is roughly Gesiþscipe. Gebeorscipe sounds a bit beery (but it is a good translation for Genossenschaft, so I used it for Switzerland - Der Schweizische Eidgenossenschaft). The Danes in imitation say Sellskap and other Scandinavians likewise. In French it is societé and similar in all the Romance languages.

Words I have gathered, mostly wrong for the context but several that will serve well, include:

  • Cist
  • Corþer
  • Ferscipe
  • Gefer
  • Geferscipe
  • Geferræden
  • Getrum
  • Flocc
  • Fylc
  • Gegædrung
  • Gedryht
  • Gegyld
  • Freogyld
  • Gildscipe
  • Gaderwist
  • Gemana
  • Getrum
  • Getruma
  • Gegæncg
  • Gang
  • Genge
  • Gemang
  • Gesiþ
  • Gesiþscipe
  • Gesiþrædenn
  • Geþeodræden
  • Heap
  • Heoredden
  • Hired
  • Hos
  • Hwearf
  • Teoh
  • Geþeodnes
  • Geþofta
  • Werod
Bit of a tricky question which I myself have troubled over a little. I have before now used "gegyld" with inspiration from French "société". However, on second thoughts, it is also used here to mean "club"; and I think it would be good to differentiate those two senses. As such, perhaps I would look to move just a little sideways and use "gyldscipe", although "fērscipe" does not seem inappropriate to me. Benmoreandflower.JPG  Ƿes hāl!   Fiordland Lake Marian.jpg 09:23, 24 Sēremōnaþ 2014 (UTC)[reply]
I recently used Tēoh. Another is hōs and B&T says it is cognate with Hansa. I have also found fēolagscipe for 'partnership', which is essentially the same concept.
'Corporate entity' is harder, though hād apprears to do the job. Hogweard (talk) 13:14, 24 Sēremōnaþ 2014 (UTC)[reply]