eiðstafr (ON) eiðsstafr (ON) noun

There are only a few occurrences in the laws of a term for oath formulas. ON eiðstafr occurs e.g. concerning land sales (ONorw FrL) and swearing in nominated men for the alþingi ‘General Assembly’ and lögrétta ‘Law Council’ (OIce Js). Various oath formulas in the laws typically invoke the Christian God or, in OSw ÄVgL, pagan gods collectively.


oath-formula ONorw FrL KrbA 29
OIce Þfb 1, 3
OIce Js Þfb 1, 3 Mah 37

words to swear an oath ONorw FrL Jkb 1 Refs:

ONP s.v. eið(s)stafr

Citation
  • ‘eiðstafr’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1011
    (07/03/2022)