husfrugha (OSw) husfrue (ODan) husfroyia (OGu) húsfreyja (ON) húspreyja (ON) hosprea (OSw) husfru (OSw) husfrua (OSw) husfruha (OSw) husprea (OSw) hustro (OSw) hustru (OSw) noun

The wife of a householder. She was in charge of lock and key, but she had limited freedom in matters of trade and business compared to her husband. The limits were varying. In Norway she was not allowed to engage in economic transactions worth more than half of the amount that was allowed to the householder. See BorgL II Till. 9 and GuL ch. 56. According to certain OSw and ODan laws she had full disposition of her heritage.


housewife ODan ESjL 1, 3
ODan JyL 1
ODan VSjL 6
OGu GL A 36
ONorw GuL Krb, Arb, Tjb, Olb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Gb, Äb, Kmb, Mb, Tjdb
OSw SmL
OSw UL Äb
OSw VmL Äb

lady of the house OIce Kge 32
ONorw MLL Llb 54

mistress (1) ODan JyL 1
mistress of the house ODan SkL 141
OIce Grg Þsþ 80

spouse OSw ÄVgL Äb
OSw YVgL Tb, Add

wife ODan ESjL 1, 3
ODan JyL 1−3
ODan SkBL
OGu GS Ch. 3
ONorw BorgL 12.17
ONorw FrL KrbA 32, 33
ONorw GuL Krb, Arb, Tjb, Olb
ONorw MLL Þfb 8 Llb 7
OSw ÄVgL Tb
OSw BjR
OSw DL Kkb, Mb, Mb, Gb, Rb
OSw HL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Kmb
OSw KrL Kgb Gb Äb Jb Kmb Rb Eb Hb SmbI Tb Add
OSw MEL Kgb Gb Äb Jb Kmb Rb Eb Hb Tb
OSw MESt Kgb Gb Äb Jb Eb Hb
OSw ÖgL Eb, Db, Vm, Gb, Äb, Rb
OSw SdmL Äb, Jb, Mb
OSw SmL
OSw UL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Rb
OSw VmL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Rb
OSw YVgL Urb, Äb, Tb, Add

wife of a householder OIce Sg 1
woman OSw ÖgL Kkb Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. husbonde, husfru, nyckelbärare

Citation
  • ‘husfrugha’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2336
    (06/14/2024)