granni (OSw) granne (ODan) granni (OGu) granni (ON) noun

Those living close by, possibly restricted to landowners or householders, ranging from next door neighbours to fellow villagers or others living in the area (bygd). The rights and obligations of the villagers were regulated concerning fencing, harvesting, grazing, building etc, but grannar could also be called on to act as legally required witnesses to various dealings in the community such as summons, house searches (OSw ransak) and paternity matters.


man of the village OSw UL Jb, Blb
OSw VmL Mb, Jb, Bb

neighbour ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 2, 3
ODan SkKL 11
ODan SkL 67, 68, 76, 100, 140, 159, 169, 181, 188, 189
ODan VSjL 71, 72, 77, 80, 87
OGu GL A 26, 37
OIce Kge 32 Lbb 8 Llb 6 Kab 17 Þjb 2, 6
OIce Js Lbb 5
ONorw BorgL 5.6
ONorw FrL KrbA 15 LlbA 20 Bvb 8
ONorw GuL Krb, Llb, Mhb, Tjb
OSw DL Kkb, Mb, Bb, Gb, Tjdb
OSw HL Kkb, Mb, Jb, Blb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Jb, Bb, Kmb, Mb
OSw UL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb
OSw VmL Kkb, Mb, Kmb, Bb (ch. 12 rubric only)
OSw YVgL Kkb, Drb, Rlb, Tb, Jb, Kvab, Föb, Utgb, Add
OSw ÄVgL Md, Rlb, Jb, Kva, Tb, Föb

villager OSw HL Blb
Refs:

KLNM s.v. naboforhold

Citation
  • ‘granni’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1798
    (12/06/2021)