matlaunarmaðr (ON) matlaunamaðr (ON) noun

A person who earned his food, but got no wages. According to GuL ch. 115 he had to be at least twelve years old to be counted as a matlaunarmaðr.


man who works for his living ONorw GuL Arb
man who works for his meals OIce Kge 16

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3569
    (05/24/2024)