knape (OSw) knapi (ON) noun

In OSw, according to Schlyter, an (armed) servant; only appears in contrast to bonde (q.v.), i.e. a landowning householder and landboe (q.v.), i.e. a tenant, and possibly refers to a nobleman, presumably low-ranking.

attendant OIce Js Kdb 4
squire OSw KrL Bb Refs:

Holmbäck and Wessén 1962, 139 n. 126, Schlyter 1877, s.v. knape

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