gildingr (ON) noun

In a legal context only appearing in Grg, where it is understood to refer to an object of sufficient size and value. In Grg Lbþ 211 and Grg Lbþ 216 the term applies to fish. In Grg Lbþ 211 the gildingr seems to have been considered as a unit of measurement for considering the range of offshore fishing rights. Dufeau (forthcoming) suggests that the term implies an object of great value and therefore a nascent concept of commercial fishing in Iceland.

item of full value OIce Grg Lbþ 211, 216 Refs:

CV s.v. gildingr; Dufeu forthcoming; Fritzner s.v. gildingr; GrgTr II:142

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