bref (OSw) brev (ODan) bref (OGu) bréf (ON) noun

Written documents appear from the bishop (biskups bref OSw YVgL), king (konungs bref ODan, OSw, konungs opit bref OSw), lykt bref miþ kunungs insigli (GS ch. 4) and dean (provastar bref OSw), and both to and from the pope (pava bref OSw). Occasionally referring to their purpose, such as interdictions (forbuþa bref OSw) and ordination to the priesthood (vigsla bref OSw).


charter OSw DL Kkb
document OSw DL Gb
OIce Kab 12
OFar Seyð 0

letter OSw ÄVgL Gb
ODan ESjL 3
OGu GS Ch. 4
OSw HL Rb
ODan JyL 2
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Kmb, Rb
OSw SmL
OSw YVgL Kkb, Äb, Gb

writ OIce Mah 2 Refs:

Larsson 2001, 229–42

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/689
    (06/26/2022)