höfuðból (ON) noun

A man’s home farm seems to have enjoyed a special legal status (on a par with that of the heimili, q.v.), esp. in relation to the division of odal land. See GuL ch. 87.

home farm ONorw GuL Llb
land on which the main house is OIce Kge 7 Lbb 5 Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. hovedgård, odelsrett

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2195