mærki (OSw) mærke (ODan) merki (OGu) merki (ON) merki (OSw) noun

A ‘landmark’ of any kind. When meaning boundary marker it is often preceded by a qualification: ra- ‘stake’ rör- ‘cairn of stones’, skogha- ‘forest’, skogs- ‘forest’, sokna- ’parish’, sten- ’stone’, træ- ‘wooden’. When meaning a livestock brand it can be preceded by bols- ‘farm’. Also used to mean a general means of identification.


boundary OIce Grg Klþ 2 Lbþ 174, 181
OIce Lbb 6
OIce Js Lbb 2
ONorw GuL Llb
OSw UL Mb

boundary land OGu GL A 25
boundary mark OSw HL Blb
boundary marker OIce Llb 43
OSw ÄVgL Jb
OSw YVgL Jb

brand OGu GL A 44
OSw BjR
OSw HL Blb
OSw KrL Bb
OSw MESt Kgb Bb Kmb
OSw UL Mb, Blb
OSw VmL Mb, Bb

dividing mark OSw HL Blb
identification OSw MESt Tb
OSw UL Mb
OSw VmL Mb

indication ODan JyL 2
mark ODan ESjL 3
ODan JyL 2
OSw MEL Bb
OSw SdmL Bb

markbrand OSw HL Blb
visible indication OIce Grg Tíg 262
Expressions:

stadzens mærke (OSw)

A control stamp put on all merchandise due for export after mandatory weighing on the town scales (see vagh).

town brand OSw MESt Kmb

Refs:

CV s.v. merki; Dahlbäck 1988, 77; Schlyter s.v. mærki

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3731
    (05/19/2024)