mansmaðr (ON) noun

A compound presumably made up of man (ON) — used collectively of household members, particularly slaves — and of maðr (ON) ‘man’, ‘human’, i.e. ‘slave-person’.


bondsman OIce Grg Ómb 138
slave OIce Grg Klþ 4
ONorw FrL Mhb 44 Kvb 21
ONorw GuL Løb, Leb
Refs:

Fritzner s.v. man; Hertzberg s.v.v. man, mansmaðr; Schlyter s.v. man

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3532
    (04/18/2024)