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Breien

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Sub-farms: Breidal, Breivøll, Breistølen, Engen, Lie, Rabben, Samelstad, Småland, Sveen

Breie comes from the Old Norwegian adjective breidr, which means "broad" and the ending vin, which means "natural meadow". In the skatteliste from 1592 the name was written as Breen. Since 1838 the matrikkelforma has been Breien.

Prior to 1838 Breie's farm number was 62. In 1838 the number was changed to 124 and since 1886 it has been 136. Breie was "Kings Land" or krongods until the 1670s. Fredrik Werdelmann purchased the farm. Son-in-law Jens Leegaard sold Breie to his leaseholder in 1695.

Source:
Gard og Bygde i Etnedal Book C
, page 126-127

O. Rygh: Norske Gaardnavne

136. Breien. Udt. brei2e. -- Breen 1592. 1595. Breenn1604.1/4. Breen 1667. 1723.1/2.*Breiein, sms. af Adj. breir, bred, og vin. Temmelig hyppigtGaardnavn (ogsaa i Nes Rom., Nannestad, Brandval, Tolgen, Vaage, Norder-hov, Aal, Opdal og Snaasen), i tildels noget forskjellig Udtale- og Skriftform.Se Bd. IV, 1 S. 89.



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