As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- n. a fee for travelling to the parliament, as a law term, being a tax levied from every franklin, out of which those were paid who had to go up to the parliament on public business, whether as jurors, judges, or otherwise; every ‘þing-heyjandi’ received his fee from this source, the amount being regulated by the distance from the place of the assembly, or by the number of day’s-journeys each man had to travel, Grág. i. 24, cp. Jb. 52. A census was taken (about A. D. 1100) in Iceland of all the franklins who had to pay the þing-tax, which shewed that there were at that time 4,500 cottagers and proletarians not included, Íb. 17; a man who paid no such tax could neither sit as ‘neighbour’ or judge, Grág. i. 50; ef bóndi á fé minna, en hann eigi þingfarar-kaupi at gegna, ok …, K. Þ. K. 4. For Norway see Gþl. Þingfarab. ch. 2.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚦᛁᚾᚴᚠᛅᚱᛅᚱ-ᚴᛅᚢᛒ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- A. D.
- Anno Domini.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- Íslendinga-bók. (D. I.)
- Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
- K. Þ. K.
- Kristinn-réttr Þorláks ok Ketils = Kristinna-laga-þáttr. (B. I.)
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