elði (ON) noun

Generally ‘lodging, boarding’. Possibly also in a more strict usage, obligation for those in the hreppr ‘district’ paying þingfararkaup (a fee related to attendance at the þing ‘assembly’) to, relative to their resources, support paupers, including those labelled úmagi (see omaghi).

boarding OIce Grg Hrs 234
maintenance for the poor OIce Kge 34
sustenance OIce Grg Vís 98 Refs:

Cleasby and Vigfusson s.v. eldi; Gerhold 2002, 188−203; KLNM, s.v. tiggar; ONP s.v. elði

  • ‘elði’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

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