hærra (OSw) hærre (ODan) herra (ON) herra (OSw) noun

Prominent men on various positions in society: the king and his knights and other noble men of the realm or those in charge of parts of/districts in the realm, as well as a master or lord. Also used as a title. OSw UL lænshærra refers specifically to the king’s highest official in a hundari (q.v.), and the superior of the lænsmaþer (q.v.).


lord OFar Seyð 0, 1
OSw DL Eb
OSw HL Mb
OSw KrL Jb DbI
OSw MEL Jb Hb DbI
OSw MESt Add
OSw ÖgL Db, Vm
OSw SdmL Kgb, Kmb, Mb, Tjdb, Rb, Till
OSw UL Kgb, Mb, Jb, Rb
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Mb
OSw YVgL Urb, Rlb, Jb

lord or master OSw HL Mb
master ODan SkL 173
OSw UL Mb, Jb, Kmb
OSw VmL Mb, Kmb

nobleman OSw HL Kgb
OSw UL Kmb
OSw VmL Kmb

Our Lord OSw UL StfBM
principal OSw KrL Jb
OSw MEL Jb

ruler OSw KrL Hb
OSw MEL Hb
OSw MESt Hb

Sir OSw SdmL Conf, Till
OSw UL StfBM

Expressions:

hærra garþer (OSw)

lord's farm OSw SdmL Rb

Refs:

KLNM s.v. herretitel; Olesen 2000, 16−17; Schlyter s.v. hærra

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2434
    (02/23/2024)