forta (OSw) forta (ODan) noun

Communal open space where building was prohibited, located between the individual ground plots (OSw tompt) and the village road.

space between a ground plot and a road OSw ÄVgL Kva
OSw YVgL Kvab

village passage ODan SkL 67
village space ODan JyL 1, 3 Refs:

Lindkvist 2021, 215; Schlyter s.v. forta; Tamm and Vogt, eds, 2016, 315–16

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