broafiol (OSw) brofjal (ODan) bro fiæl (OSw) brofial (OSw) brofiol (OSw) noun

Literally, ‘bridge plank’. In DL and VmL, an administrative unit referring to a quarter of a hundari (q.v.) (VmL) or of a þriþiunger (q.v.) (DL). The exact meaning is obscure. In ODan, it refers to a part of the home.


{broafiol} OSw VmL Rb
bridge-plank ODan ESjL 3
quarter of a Thing assembly area OSw DL Rb
threshold ODan ESjL 3
ODan SkL 142
Refs:

Schlyter, s.v. broafiol (2); Schück 1949, 17; SL DL, 112 note 42; SL VmL, 175 note 5

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/714
    (06/25/2022)