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

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
    (10/06/2022)