legdepenger

English translation: poor relief money

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Norwegian term or phrase:legdepenger
English translation:poor relief money
Entered by: Katarzyna Lewandowska, PhD

22:05 Nov 27, 2015
Norwegian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / expressions
Norwegian term or phrase: legdepenger
In the text, the lensmann brings a child to the estate, because the family has agreed to raise the child as their foster child. And he pays them "legdepenger":

"Legdepengene de fikk, hadde i alle fall vært kjærkomne."

What does it mean?
Katarzyna Lewandowska, PhD
Poland
Local time: 14:13
poor relief money
Explanation:
legd: a system of poor relief (before 1900)

Norwegian-English Dictionary
Einar Haugen
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Michele Fauble
United States
Local time: 06:13
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poor relief money


Explanation:
legd: a system of poor relief (before 1900)

Norwegian-English Dictionary
Einar Haugen


Michele Fauble
United States
Local time: 06:13
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