innismaþer (OSw) innestman (ODan) noun

Presumably a free man without land living in somebody else’s house or on their property. Appears concerning his obligations in communal society regarding hunting, and his responsibilities towards the landlord regarding fire and stolen goods found behind locks, to which he, presumably, had the key.


in-dweller ODan SkL 226
lodger OSw KrL SmbII
OSw MEL SmbII

tenant ODan JyL 2
unlanded man OSw KrL Eb
OSw YVgL Föb
Refs:

Schlyter s.v. innismaþer; Tamm and Vogt, eds, 2016, 306

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2502
    (06/23/2024)