breffbrot

English translation: violation of an ordinance

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Norwegian term or phrase:breffbrot
English translation:violation of an ordinance
Entered by: Timoshka

20:06 Jul 23, 2009
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
Norwegian term or phrase: breffbrot
A local history from Norway states that a particular man "betalte i 1521 3 lodd sylv i skatt og 4 mark i breffbrot."
Timoshka
Local time: 22:33
violation of an ordinance
Explanation:
also written "bréfbrot"
A Hanseatic term. A rare example of a term being borrowed from Scandinavian into Middle Low German during the Hanseatic period.
(see discussion in text linked below)
http://books.google.com/books?id=CtpQXKWwKCMC&pg=PA33&dq=+al...
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Tara Chace
United States
Local time: 20:33
Grading comment
Thanks again, Tara! When faced with this sort of word in the future, I will definitely consult my Old Norse and Icelandic dictionaries first!
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violation of an ordinance


Explanation:
also written "bréfbrot"
A Hanseatic term. A rare example of a term being borrowed from Scandinavian into Middle Low German during the Hanseatic period.
(see discussion in text linked below)
http://books.google.com/books?id=CtpQXKWwKCMC&pg=PA33&dq=+al...

Tara Chace
United States
Local time: 20:33
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Thanks again, Tara! When faced with this sort of word in the future, I will definitely consult my Old Norse and Icelandic dictionaries first!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  EJ Macki: Exactly right. In the 1500s, Middle Norwegian was very close to what we now call Icelandic, and this link gives exactly that definition for "bréfa-brot" in Icelandic (http://www.northvegr.org/zoega/h067.php).
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