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"Rodskarl", "Trynta" and "Spænneklo". Bynames in the Town Court Record Book of Arboga from a Name-Semantic Point of View

"Rodskarl", "Trynta" and "Spænneklo". Bynames in the Town Court Record Book of Arboga from a Name-Semantic Point of View

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Title: "Rodskarl", "Trynta" and "Spænneklo". Bynames in the Town Court Record Book of Arboga from a Name-Semantic Point of View
Author: Sundström, Agneta
Abstract: The town court record book of Arboga is a valuable source relating to life in Sweden during the Middle
Ages. It includes legal records and particulars of economic transactions such as transfers of real estate,
donations and inheritances. Consequently, these records contain a large number of names which are of
great interest to the onomastic researcher.
In this paper I will discuss and give examples of bynames from the different name-semantic categories
that are represented in the records: ‘descent and kinship’, ‘origin and place of residence’, ‘occupation and
social status’, ‘external characteristics’, ‘internal characteristics’, ‘clothing and equipment’, and finally
‘habits and events’.
Subject: Names in Arboga
Bynames in Argoba, Sweden
Type: Article
Rights: The following articles are © 2009 with the individual authors. They are made available free of charge from this page as a service to the community under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative Works license version 3.0. For full details go to http://creativecommons.org.licenses/ny-nd.3.0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/4035
Published: York University
ISSN: 978-1-55014-521-2
Date: 2009

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