jorþ (OSw) jorth (ODan) iorþ (OGu) jörð (ON) iord (OSw) noun

This word has several but related meanings: 1) earth, 2) ground, soil, land used for a specific purpose, 3) immovables, property.


arable land OSw HL Jb
building site ONorw GuL Krb, Leb
earth OIce Grg Bat 114
OIce HT 1
ONorw GuL Krb
OSw DL Mb

estate OIce MagBref Kge 4
field OSw HL Blb
ground OGu GL A 23
OIce Grg Feþ 170
OIce Js Lbb 2
ONorw EidsL 38.1
ONorw GuL Krb, Løb, Llb, Leb
OSw DL Eb
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Mb
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Mb

land ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 1−3
ODan SkBL
ODan SkL passim
ODan VSjL passim
OFar Seyð 2, 8
OGu GL A 20, 25, 28
OIce MagBref Kge 4
OIce Js Mah 1 Kvg 3
ONorw FrL Mhb 22
OSw ÄVgL Urb, Äb, Gb, Jb, Kva
OSw DL Eb, Bb, Rb
OSw HL Kgb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw KrL Kgb Gb Äb Jb Bb Rb Eb Hb DbI Add
OSw MEL Kgb Gb Äb Jb Bb Rb Eb Hb DbI
OSw MESt Kgb Gb Äb Jb Rb Hb DbI
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Gb, Äb, Jb, Bb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Gb, Äb, Jb, Bb, Mb
OSw UL För, Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb, Add. 1, 5, 10, 11
OSw VmL För, Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Bb, Rb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Äb, Gb, Rlb, Jb, Kvab, Föb, Add

landed property ONorw GuL Llb, Arb, Mhb, Leb, Kvr, Olb, Tjb, Reb, Kpb
OSw HL Kkb, Äb

plough OSw SmL
property OSw DL Bb
real estate OSw DL Gb
soil ONorw GuL Llb
OSw YVgL Kkb

title to land OSw MEL Jb
Expressions:

auð jörð (ON)

uncultivated land ONorw GuL Llb

dauf iorþ (OGu)

infertile land OGu GL A 25

heiðlaunað jörð (ON)

land given as mark of honour ONorw GuL Olb

livandis i iorþ gravas (OSw)

buried alive OSw BjR

Refs:

CV jörþ; Hertzberg s.v. jörþ; Lund s.v. iorþ, Schlyter s.v. jorþ

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2602
    (05/26/2024)