Ein-virki

Old Norse Dictionary - ein-virki

Meaning of Old Norse word "ein-virki" in English.

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

ein-virki
also ein-yrki, a, m. [verk]. a single worker, one who works single-handed, a poor husbandman that has no servants; the einyrki is reckoned partly as bóndi, and not cottager; he could serve as a neighbour (búi) in case of his property amounting to two cows’ value per head of his household (wife and children), Grág. i. 145, defined in ii. 42, 43: the Norse sense of the word, Gþl. 438, cp. Jb. 184: in N. G. l. i. 199 distinction is made between bændr, einhleypingar, and einyrkjar.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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