dagher (OSw) noun

Expressions:

miðr dagr, miðdagr (ON)

midday (twelve o’clock) ONorw GuL Krb

taka af daghum (OSw)

kill OSw YVgL Drb

put to death OSw ÄVgL Md

take from the day OSw ÖgL Db

Citation
  • ‘dagher’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/871
    (10/20/2021)

daghsværksspjal (ODan) noun

labour lost ODan SkL 122
ODan VSjL 86

lost labour ODan SkL 105

Citation
  • ‘daghsværksspjal’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/872
    (10/20/2021)

dagleið (ON) noun

full day’s journey OIce Grg Ómb 133

Citation
  • ‘dagleið’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/873
    (10/20/2021)

dagríki (ON) noun

holiness of the day ONorw BorgL 6.4 13.4

Citation
  • ‘dagríki’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/874
    (10/20/2021)

dagsværki (OSw) daghværke (OSw) daxuærki (OSw) noun

Mainly referring to the householders’ obligation to participate in the building of the church. In SdmL Bb also the obligations of hired workers towards their employer.


day’s work OSw HL Kkb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Bb
OSw SmL

Citation
  • ‘dagsværki’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/875
    (10/20/2021)

dailumal (OGu) noun

matter of conflict OGu GS Ch. 3

Citation
  • ‘dailumal’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/876
    (10/20/2021)

danaarver (OSw) dana arf (OSw) dana arff (OSw) noun

An unclaimed inheritance, usually after a foreigner, that was passed on to the king or the bishop.


unclaimed inheritance OSw SdmL Kgb, Mb, Till
{danaarver} OSw DL Gb
OSw HL Mb
OSw UL Kgb, Mb (table of contents only)
OSw VmL Mb
OSw ÄVgL Äb

Refs:

Brink forthcoming; KLNM s.v. danefæ; SAOB s.v. danaarf; Schlyter s.v. dana arver; Söderwall s.v. dana arver

Citation
  • ‘danaarver’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/877
    (10/20/2021)

danefæ (ODan) dánarfé (ON) noun

dead man’s property OIce Grg Arþ 125, 126
treasure trove ODan ESjL 3

Citation
  • ‘danefæ’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/878
    (10/20/2021)

dansker (OSw) dænsker (OSw) adj.

Appears in connection with varying punishments for killing men of different nationality. Also in the phrase dönsk tunga lit. ‘dansih tongue’ (OIce Grg Þsþ) of the common language of the North or of Danish specifically.


Danish OSw YVgL Drb
OSw ÄVgL Md

Citation
  • ‘dansker’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/879
    (10/20/2021)

daufiorþ (OGu) noun

infertile land OGu GL A 25

Citation
  • ‘daufiorþ’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/880
    (10/20/2021)

deghia (OSw) deghje (ODan) deigja (ON) noun

Literally, ‘dough maker’. This derivation is reflected in similar words in other Germanic languages (Hellquist) and the English word ‘lady’ has a similar derivation.

Her function in the household seems to be the female equivalent of a bryti (q.v.) or overseer. It was a person who was herself a slave or serf, but who had the responsibility for the other slaves or serfs in the household and who had the confidence of the householder and might even be in partnership with them. In GuL she was the highest-ranked of the female slaves. With the abolition of slavery, the role of the bryti became that of a steward of a household or estate. In Norway, deigja seems, in certain circumstances, to have been the designation used for the housekeeper (perhaps the best description of this female role) and possibly, for the concubine of a priest.


female steward OSw YVgL Äb
OSw ÄVgL Äb

housekeeper ODan ESjL 3
ONorw FrL Kvb 21
ONorw GuL Mhb
OSw SdmL Tjdb
OSw UL Mb
OSw VmL Mb

Refs:

Brink 2005; Hellquist [1948] 1964, s.v. deja; KLNM s.v.v. bryde, kvinnearbeid, slegfred, tyende; ODEE 1986, s.v. lady; Schlyter 1877, s.v. deghia; SL UL, 129 note 163; SL VmL, 103 note 209a

Citation
  • ‘deghia’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/882
    (10/20/2021)

dela (OSw) dele (ODan) daila (OGu) deila (ON) delæ (OSw) dele (ODan) daila (OGu) deila (ON) verb

Literally ‘to divide’. To express differing opinions in legal matters (translated as ‘to disagree’, ‘to dispute’, ‘to contest’, ‘to argue’, ‘to quarrel’, ‘to fight’). Also to bring this disagreement to court, that is to start legal proceedings (translated as ‘take action’, ‘raise a claim/complaint’, ‘(lawfully) sue’, ‘press charges’).


appeal OSw YVgL Föb
argue OSw HL Kkb, Äb, Jb
claim ODan JyL 1
deal with ODan ESjL 2
decide ODan JyL 2
ODan SkKL 6

disagree OGu GL A 32
OSw DL Bb, Rb
OSw UL Kkb, Äb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Bb, Rb
OSw YVgL Kvab
OSw ÄVgL Kva
OSw ÖgL Kkb

discuss ONorw GuL Llb
dispute ODan ESjL 3
ODan JyL 1, 3
OSw DL Mb, Bb, Gb, Tjdb, Rb
OSw HL Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Jb, Bb, Kmb, Rb
OSw UL Kgb, Äb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Jb, Rb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Äb, Jb, Add
OSw ÄVgL Jb

divide OSw HL Blb
lawfully sue ODan JyL 2
press charges OSw HL Mb
quarrel ONorw GuL Mhb
OSw HL Kkb, Äb, Blb

raise a claim ODan ESjL 3
ODan JyL 2, 3

raise a complaint ODan JyL 2
sue ODan JyL 1−3
take action ODan JyL 2, 3
Refs:

Fritzner s.v. deila; Gammeldansk ordbog s.v. dele; Hertzberg s.v. deila; ONP s.v. deila; SAOB s.v. dela; Schlyter s.v. dela

Citation
  • ‘dela’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/883
    (10/20/2021)

dela (OSw) noun

case ODan JyL 1−3
claim ODan JyL 2
contest ODan ESjL 3
disagreement ODan ESjL 2, 3
OGu GL A 32

dispute ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 2
ODan SkL 26
ODan VSjL 1
OGu GL A 32
OGu GS Ch. 3
OSw HL Jb
OSw UL Kkb, Jb
OSw VmL Jb, Rb

quarrel ONorw GuL Løb, Mhb
ODan ESjL 1

Citation
  • ‘dela’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/884
    (10/20/2021)

deld (OSw) deld (ODan) noun

In the Danish laws and Svea laws (except HL), deld refers to a part of the village land, sometimes a strip field in a gærþi (q.v.) (OSw) or vang (q.v.) (ODan).


allotment OSw SdmL Bb
cultivated field ODan JyL 1
field plot OSw DL Bb, Tjdb
fight ONorw GuL Mhb
meadow plot OSw VmL Bb
part of the village land ODan JyL 1
plot (1) OSw UL Blb
OSw VmL Bb

quarrel OIce Kab 2
ONorw GuL Løb, Mhb

Refs:

Hoff 1997, 204; Schlyter s.v. deld

Citation
  • ‘deld’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/885
    (10/20/2021)

delejorth (ODan) noun

disputed land ODan JyL 2

Citation
  • ‘delejorth’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/886
    (10/20/2021)

deleman (ODan) noun

counterpart ODan JyL 2
opponent ODan JyL 1

Citation
  • ‘deleman’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/887
    (10/20/2021)

delobroþir (OSw) noun

antagonist OSw UL Kkb

Citation
  • ‘delobroþir’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/888
    (10/20/2021)

deyddr (ON) deyðr (ON) adj.

deserving of death OIce Js Mah 7

Citation
  • ‘deyddr’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/889
    (10/20/2021)

deyðandi (ON) adj.

deserving of death OIce Mah 2, 14

Citation
  • ‘deyðandi’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/890
    (10/20/2021)

dirfas (OGu) verb

presume OGu GL A 25

Citation
  • ‘dirfas’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/891
    (10/20/2021)