Karl-gildrOld Norse Dictionary - karl-gildr
Meaning of Old Norse word "karl-gildr" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- adj., a law term, meaning full, complete; thus karlgildr úmagi means, not a ‘male-úmagi,’ but a ‘complete invalid,’ one who can contribute nothing towards his sustenance, e. g. an infant, a sick or aged person, male or female. The word is a standing term in the old church deeds, where the donor charged the gift with the support of a karlgild úmagi for ever, D. I. passim. The old Swedish laws present the same use of the word, e. g. karlgild mark = good money, money of full value, see Verel. s. v.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᚱᛚ-ᚴᛁᛚᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- e. g.
- exempli gratia.
- s. v.
- sub voce.
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Works & Authors cited:
- D. I.
- Diplomatarium Islandicum. (J. I.)
- Verelius, Index.