Would any of you guess what that means? It was exactly the the type of word I was looking for.
I’m hoping/assuming context will make the meaning clear.
Tykone urged his horse forward and stopped with his stirrup alongside Torbjorn’s. Somewhere he felt a small shame in forcing himself between the prince and the pretty brown-haired sarsé that was doubtless his new wife. But blocking out every other person he swallowed his pride and dismounted, touching his forehead to Torbjorn’s boot in the traditional gesture to beg condonation.
“My prince,” said Tykone, “There is something I have done, and I will accept punishment if you require, but first I need your help.”