lutfal (OSw) hlutfall (ON) lotfal (ODan) noun

In ODan and OIce, a procedure for distribution of land and inheritance, as well as a means of resolving disputes about property; property presumably aquired by drawing lots. In OSw, outlying land, a piece of land separated from the lands of the village, presumably acquired by drawing lots.

drawing lots OIce Grg Þsþ 29, 46
OIce Llb 13

enclave OSw DL Bb
lot ODan SkL 55 Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. arveskifte, gudsdom, gränsläggning, hump, jordehendom, lutkasting, urfjäll; SAOB s.v. lott

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