gæfþræl (OSw) giæff þræl (OSw) noun

A person given as a slave, referring to a form of slavery that could last indefinitely or for a limited time, as a means of support or to settle a debt.

bondsman OSw SdmL Kmb
gift thrall OSw ÖgL Db Äb
slave in payment of a debt OSw UL Kmb Refs:

Schlyter s.v. gæfþræl

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1884