Jump to content

Danish word query


Recommended Posts



Kobmandsgaard? Does it mean stables. It looks to me where a horse carriage has stopped with a woman getting off. There a couple of small shops around the courtyard.


I unsucccessfully tried online translation but maybe this is old word no longer used.


Thanks for any help - much appreciated.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, Inchiquin said:

2 minutes googling told me that købmand is the Danish equivalent of the German word Kaufmann (merchant) and gaard means yard. So merchant's yard - market place?





Thanks Alan

Link to comment
Share on other sites

And just to reinforce what I said above, kaufen ( to buy, i.e. to be a merchant) is directly related to the old English word cepen, seen in place names such as Chippenham and Chipping Norton indicating a market town.




  • Love 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.