laupsland (OGu) noun

An area equivalent in size to one quarter of an acre, or in metric units 1/10 hectare or 1,000 square metres. The obsolete English term for this is a decare, while the modern Swedish equivalent of an acre is a tunnland. It was the area on which one would sow a quarter of a barrel of seed corn.


bushel-land OGu GL A 47, 48, 56a Refs:

KLNM s.v. laup; Peel 2015, 181 note 47/7; Schlyter 1877, s.v. laupsland (under ‘löp-’); SL GL, 286 note 3 to chapter 47

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3120
    (02/21/2024)