The people of the pagus or village, applied to the dwellers in the country where the worship of the old gods still lingered, when the people of the towns were Christians (but see Pagan for a more tenable explanation of that term).
The Breisgau, originally a pagus or gau of the Frankish empire, was ruled during the middle ages by hereditary counts.
Pagus Caturcinus, Fr.
In early times there dwelt in Thuringia, south of the river Unstrut, the Angli, who gave their name to the pagus Engili, and to the east, between the Saale and the Elster, the Warni (Werini, or Varini), whose name is seen in Werenofeld.
The neighbourhood was divided into pagi, the names of some of which are preserved to us (Pagus Agrifanus, Capriculanus, Lanitanus).
Later, the pagus Attuariorum corresponds to the district of Emmerich and Xanten.
At the head of the pagus was the comes, corresponding to the German Graf (Gaugraf, cf.
It became the capital of the pagus Constantinus (Cotentin), and in the middle ages was the seat of a viscount.
See also the articles AREO PAGUS, ARCHON.
This was afterwards preserved as an administrative district under the Franks with the name first of pagus, then of comitatus, or countship of Anjou.
In feudal subordination to him a royal count, who was also Vogt (advocatus) of the cathedral church of St Martin, had his seat at Utrecht as the chief town of the Gouw (Gau, pagus) of Ifterlake.
54) says, " Attingunt et Minaei, pagus alius, per quos evehitur uno tramite angusto [from Hadramut].
At the division of the empire of Charlemagne between the three sons of Louis the Debonnaire, effected by the pact of Verdun in 843, the forest had become a district and is called therein pagus Arduensis.
Pagensis, belonging to the pagus or country; cf.
It was the country around Orleans, the pagus Aurelianensis; it lay on both banks of the Loire, and for ecclesiastical purposes formed the diocese of Orleans.
18, ii seq., "festus in gratis uacat otioso I cum boue pagus" where some MSS.
The town of Groningen belonged originally to the pagus, or gouw, of Triantha (Drente), the countship of which was bestowed by the emperor Henry II.
We know that the pagus Lemonius was on the Via Latina, and that the tribus Pupinia dwelt between Tusculum and the city, while the territory of the Papiria possibly lay nearer Tusculum, as it was to this tribe that the Roman citizens in Tusculum belonged in later days.
About 330 the city was taken by the Franks but was not permanently occupied by them till the 5th century, becoming in 475 the residence of the Frankish king Childeric. It was the seat of a pagus or gau, and counts of Cologne are mentioned in the 9th century.
It was known by the name of Pagus Augustus Felix Suburbanus.
Compagnus, one of the same pagus or district), a mess-mate or "comrade" (a term which itself has a similar origin, meaning one who shares the same camera or room).