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 KrL Bb
OSw UL Kgb

listed men OSw KrL DbI

muster ONorw GuL Leb
number ODan SkL 34
number of men ONorw GuL Krb
OSw MESt Kgb
OSw ÖgL Db
OSw YVgL Äb, Add

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

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.