framfǿrsla (ON) framfærsla (ON) noun

Obligatory support — potentially in the form of slavery — of paupers by relatives depending on degree of kinship and assets, or, if needed, by the community (the householders in the hreppr (q.v.), fjórðungr (see fiarþunger) or land (q.v.)).


maintenance OIce Grg Þsþ 22, 39 Arþ 118, 122 Ómb 128, 135 Rsþ 229 Hrs 234, 235
OIce Lbb 12
OIce Js Lbb 9
Refs:

CV s.v. framfærsla; Gerhold 2002, 77−80, 173−88; KLNM, s.v. framfœrsla

Citation
  • ‘framfǿrsla’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1448
    (10/01/2022)