mantal (OSw) mantal (ODan) manntal (ON) noun

A count or number of men, particularly concerning certain obligations, such as to participate in the levy (ONorw GuL), build a church (OSw SmL), take an oath (OSw YVgL), pay a murder fine (OSw ÖgL), or concerning certain rights, such as to receive an inheritance (ODan SkL, VSjL; OSw YVgL).

count OIce Grg Þsþ 41 Lbþ 217
headcount OSw UL Kgb
listed men OSw MELL DbI
muster ONorw GuL Leb
number ODan SkL 34
number of men ONorw GuL Krb
OSw YVgL Äb, Add
OSw ÖgL Db

number of people OIce Llb 13
number of persons ODan VSjL 1

Cleasby and Vigfusson s.v. manntal; Fritzner s.v. manntal; Hertzberg s.v. manntal; Schlyter s.v. mantal; SL SmL, 436, note 4; Tamm and Vogt, eds, 2016, 312

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