Boð-leið

Old Norse Dictionary - boð-leið

Meaning of Old Norse word "boð-leið" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

boð-leið
f. a law term, the due course of a boð [4. β] from house to house, defined in Gþl. 432, N. G. l. i. 348, Jb. 181: in the phrase, fara (rétta) b., to go from house to house in due course, skipping none: perhaps the true reading Nj. 185 is, fara boðleið til búðar; some MSS. have bónleið.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᚦ-ᛚᛁᛁᚦ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
S.
Saga.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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