K(i)æfsir in the Old Västgöta and Östgöta Laws

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The article discusses a word, k(i)æfsir, found only a couple of times in early Swedish laws and in Snorra Edda, a work interpreted as a slavic word for a young woman, a word borrowed into Scandinavian language for, probably, a slave woman.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTidens landskap
Subtitle of host publication En vänbok till Anders Andrén
EditorsCecilia Ljung
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherNordic Academic Press
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9188909123, 9789188909121
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019


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