nokkekone (ODan) noun

A woman without a guardian or head of the household, which affected her right to inheritance. Synonymous with ODan nokkefrue (q.v.).


single woman ODan VSjL 9 Refs:

Hellquist s.v. nucka; Lund s.v.v. nokkæfrughæ, nokkækunæ; Schlyter s.v. nokka kona; Tamm and Vogt, eds, 2016, 316

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3810
    (05/26/2024)