mæþfylghþ (OSw) noun

This was one of a number of words used to designate the marriage portion given by the parents to their son or daughter on marriage. This form occurs only in UL and in VmL, where fylghia (q.v.) is also used in one instance. The more commonly used form is hemfylghþ (q.v.).

marriage portion OSw UL Äb
OSw VmL Äb

KLNM, s.v. medgift; Schlyter 1877, s.v.v. fylghþ, hemfylghþ

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3742