land (OSw) land (ODan) land (OGu) land (ON) noun

1) arable land, 2) province, kingdom, 3) ground, 4) shore, 5) property, 6) countryside as opposed to town and 7) parcel of land. As a place-name element, it means ‘large island or peninsula’ for example Öland, Langeland, Lolland.


authorities OGu GL A 4, 13, 21, 24, 28, 37, 63, 65, Add. 6 (B 49)
country OGu GL A 28
OGu GS Ch. 3, 4
OIce Grg passim
OIce Kab 10
OIce Js Mah 1, 28 Kab 3
ONorw GuL Krb, Kpb, Kvb, Løb, Llb, Arb, Tfb, Reb, Mhb, Tjb, Olb, Leb
OSw ÄVgL Md
OSw BjR
OSw DL Kkb
OSw HL Rb
OSw KrL Eb Hb
OSw MEL Jb Eb
OSw MESt Kgb
OSw SdmL Kgb
OSw UL Jb

countryside ODan JyL 2
OSw BjR
OSw KrL Jb Kmb
OSw MEL Jb
OSw MESt Gb Kmb Rb
OSw SdmL Jb, Kmb
OSw UL Mb, Jb
OSw VmL Jb, Kmb

estate OIce Grg Tíg 266
OSw KrL Kgb
OSw MEL Kgb

fief OSw KrL Kgb
OSw MEL Kgb

island OGu GS Ch. 1, 3
islanders OGu GS Ch. 3
kingdom ONorw FrL Rgb 3 LlbB 5
OSw KrL DbI
OSw MEL DbI

land ODan JyL Fort
ODan SkKL 3
OGu GL A 49, Add. 8 (B 55)
OGu GS Ch. 1, 3
OIce Grg Bat 114 Arþ 122
OIce Þfb 5 Mah 2
OIce Js Mah 5
ONorw BorgL 9.3
ONorw GuL Krb, Tfb, Leb, Mhb, Kvr
OSw ÄVgL Urb, Kva
OSw DL Bb
OSw HL För, Kkb, Kgb, Blb, Rb
OSw KrL Kgb
OSw MEL Kgb
OSw SdmL Äb
OSw UL Kgb, Mb, Jb, Blb
OSw YVgL Urb, Rlb, Kvab

land from outside a market town OSw KrL Jb
OSw MEL Jb
OSw MESt Jb

landed property ONorw GuL Mhb, Krb
people of the island OGu GS Ch. 1, 2, 3
people of the land OSw HL Rb
province ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 2, 3
ODan SkKL 11
ODan SkL 139, 217
ODan VSjL 16, 87
OGu GL A 1, 2, 8, 53
OSw ÄVgL Urb, Äb, Gb, Rlb, Tb
OSw DL Kkb, Bb, Gb, Tjdb, Rb
OSw KrL Jb Bb Rb Tb Add
OSw MEL Jb Bb Rb Tb
OSw MESt Kmb Rb
OSw ÖgL Eb, Db, Vm, Gb, Äb, Rb
OSw SdmL Äb, Kmb, Tjdb, Rb, Till
OSw SmL
OSw UL Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Rb
OSw VmL För, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Kmb, Bb, Rb
OSw YVgL passim

provincial assembly ODan VSjL 50
realm OSw KrL Äb Jb
OSw MEL Äb Jb
OSw MESt Äb

shore ODan JyL 3
Expressions:

flya land (OGu)

go into exile OGu GL A 2

innan lands (OSw, ODan, OGu)

at home OGu GL Add 1 (B 4)

within the province OSw YVgL Urb, Tb ODan JyL 2 SkL 90, 133, 146 VSjL 86

land allt, land alt (OGu)

This phrase is used exceptionally in GL to refer to the general assembly in particular, as opposed to lower level assemblies, rather than simply ‘all men’, where fines are concerned. It is cited in reference to the escalating levels of fines that could be imposed by these various bodies.

general assembly OGu GL A 31

landar allir, landi allir (OGu)

general assembly OGu GL A 2, 4, 9, 12, Add 1 (B 4)

lands syn, lanz syn (OGu)

sight of land OGu GL A 49, Add 8 (B 55)

Refs:

Brink 1998; Brink 2008b, 99, 106; CV land; Hertzberg s.v. land; KLNM s.v. -land; Lund s.v. land; Peel 2015, 167−68 note 31/12; Ruthström 2002, 118−28; Schlyter s.v. land; SL GL, 281 note 5

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

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    (02/22/2024)