liþ (1) (OSw) liþ (OGu) noun

The meaning of liþ in this instance is, basically, ‘gap’ and has no connection with liþ2. As well as several related meanings, it also forms part of a number of combinations, all of them relating in some way to a link between two things — hand and arm, outside and inside a house, two fields, two villages, etc.


gap OGu GL A 24f (64)
OSw UL Kkb, Blb

gap in a fence OSw ÖgL Bb
gate OSw ÄVgL Jb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Jb, Add

passage OSw KrL Bb
OSw SdmL Bb

path OSw YVgL Utgb
slip rail OSw UL Blb
OSw VmL Bb

track OSw YVgL Utgb
wicket-gate OSw HL Kkb Refs:

Schlyter 1877, s.v. liþ (first entry)

Citation
  • ‘liþ (1)’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3254
    (04/15/2024)