knérunnr (ON) noun

A method of reckoning kinship by ‘knees’ used in Grg. Grg Arþ 118 states that kinship is to be counted from brothers and sisters (ON systkin), which has led to the interpretation that first cousins made up the first ‘knee’.

branch of a family OIce Grg Þsþ 25 Vís 94 Arþ 122, 125 Ómb 129, 143 Arþ 147

hverfa í knérunna (ON)

to be divided among the branches of the family OIce Grg Vís 94, Bat 113, Arþ 118


CV; Finsen III:628; Fritzner; Hastrup 1985, 78; KLNM s.v. ætt

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