Old Norse Dictionary - búðar-kviðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "búðar-kviðr" in English.

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

m. a law term, a sort of verdict given by the inmates of a booth at the parliament, a kind of búakviðr, defined in Grág. ii. 84, 85, where it is laid down that the inmates of the booths of shopkeepers, jugglers, and beggars cannot be summoned to serve on a jury, nor the dwellers in a booth which has not at least five inmates (five being a minimum in a jury).

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Grágás. (B. I.)
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