- A local leader in early mediaeval Scandinavia.
Etymology: Old Norse hersirOld Norse, hersir.
- 1997: There was a powerful in Sognefjord called Bjorn, who lived at Aurland; his son Brynjolf inherited everything from him. " "Egil's Saga", tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin 2001, p. 52)
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