Old Swedish Dictionary - morþgiäld

Meaning of Old Swedish word "morþgiäld" (or morþgiæld) in Swedish.

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

morþgiäld (morþgiæld)
dulgardråsböter? " ab omni iure & causis regalibus, preter gingerdhaløsn, mordgiald, & ledhux lama, libera peitus & exempta" SD 2: 139 (1292). ib NS 2: 545 (1412, gammal afskr.). 550 (1412).

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

Part of speech: nn

Alternative forms or notes:
  • morþgiald L.
  • mordgiald.
  • morgiald L.
  • morþgäld L.
  • mordhgeld SD NS 2: 550 (1412). mordhgyäldh ib 545 (1412, gammal afskr.)),

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

Works and authors cited:

Svenskt Diplomatarium. Bd 6 s. 265--584. 1916--21. Bd 8 s. 1--272. 1953.
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