heimili (ON) noun

A man’s home, including his entire farm (OSw, ODan bo, ON ), was considered inviolate. Its sacrosanct character is clearly borne out by the term (OSw) hemfriþer (q.v.), attested in the GL, YVgL, SdmL, and UL. The concept seems also to occur in the HL and VmL. Corresponding provisions are found in the FrL (Mhb). Violating the hemfriþer was called (OSw) hemsokn, (ON) heimsókn (q.v.). The home was the correct place for receiving official summonses, etc. See, e.g., FrL Rgb ch. 3, GuL chs 46, 98, 102, and 266.

home OIce Grg Þsþ 32, 33 Lsþ 116 Arþ 122 Ómb 128
OIce Þfb 5 Mah 19 Kge 17 Kab 9
OIce Js Þfb 4 Mah 14 Kab 7
ONorw FrL Tfb 5 Mhb 5, 8 Rgb 3
ONorw GuL Kpb, Llb, Olb

homestead OIce Sg 1
house OIce Llb 8
OIce Js Mah 11

place of residence OIce Kab 9 Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. fridlagstiftning, gård, hærværk; RGA2 s.v.v. hausfrieden, haussuchung, vermögenseinziehung; Strauch 2016, 72, 481

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

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