Old Swedish Dictionary - kännepilter

Meaning of Old Swedish word "kännepilter" (or kænnepilter) in Swedish.

As defined by K.F Söderwall's dictionary of Medieval Swedish:

kännepilter (kænnepilter)
lärjunge, lärling. " ey skal swennen vara ofwer härran ok ey kännepilten ofwer mästaran" Ber 246. SO 16.

Orthography: Early Old Swedish used different letters for ä and ö, so kännepilter may have also been written as kænnepilter

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • känna- SO 16 ),

Possible runic inscription in Medieval Futhork:ᚴᛅᚿᚿᚽᛕᛁᛚᛏᚽᚱ
Medieval Runes were used in Sweden from 12th to 17th centuries.

Works and authors cited:

Helige Bernhards Skrifter. Utg. af H. Wieselgren. 1866.
Skrå-Ordningar. Utg. af G. E. Klemming. 1856.
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