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From: "Elin Galtung Lihaug" <>
Subject: Re: translate --"pladsbrugerske"
Date: Sun, 7 Mar 1999 16:17:06 +0100

Vonda wrote:
>I cannot find any words even starting with the letters 'plad'-in my Haugen
>dictionary-- anyone know what pladsbrugerske means????

Hi Vonda,

"Plads" (now: plass) may be an abbreviation for husmannsplass (crofter's small plot of land).
"Bruger" (now: bruker, gÄrdbruker) means the person who "uses" the farm (who may or may not own the farm)
"-ske" is the feminine suffix
- so, pladsbrugerske = female user of a small plot of land which she probably does not own herself.

Elin Galtung Lihaug

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