Old Swedish Dictionary - kärling

Meaning of Old Swedish word "kärling" (or kærling) in Swedish.

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

kärling (kærling)
barn födt af en gammal qvinna. Bu 4.

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • kiärling.
  • kiärlingh.
  • kärlig: -ligen ST 374.
  • -ar : kärlinga PM 3 ),
  • kärlinga drömber
  • kärlinghä- )
  • kärlinga smör
  • käringesmör )

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

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Works and authors cited:

Codex Bureanus. Se Lg.
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