Erfð

Old Norse Dictionary - erfð

Meaning of Old Norse word "erfð" in English.

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

erfð Old Norse word can mean:

erfð
f. [(Germ. erbe], inheritance; for the etymology vide arfr; the law distinguishes between frænd-erfð, family inheritance, and út-erfð, alien inheritance, N. G. l. ii. 146; within the frænd-erfð the law records thirteen degrees of kin, Gþl. 232–242, N. G. l. i. 49, Jb. 128 sqq., Grág. i. 170. sqq.: special kinds of ‘út-erfð’ are, brand-erfð (q. v.). gest-erfd, skip-erfð, gjaf-erfð, land-erfð, félaga-erfð, litla-erfð, leysings-erfð, N. G. l. i. 50: again, in mod. usage erfð implies the notion of a family, and út-erfð, út-arfar are used of distant kinsfolk, inheritance in a different line, or the like; vide Grág., Nj., and the Sagas freq.
erfð
β. inheriting, succession,l. 48–55.
erfð
COMPDS: erfðabálkr, erfðaeinkunn, erfðafé, erfðagoðorð, erfðáland, erfðamaðr, erfðamark, erfðamál, erfðapartr, erfðaskipan, erfðastaðr, erfðatal, erfðaúmagi, erfðaöldr.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
freq.
frequent, frequently.
Germ.
German.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

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.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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