fiarþungsnæmd (OSw) noun

A næmd ‘panel’ dealing with witchcraft (ÄVgL), adultery, unatonable crimes, violent robbery, theft, forest fire, arson (YVgL) and an entire quarter’s association with an outlaw (ÖgL). The expression lukt (literally 'closed/locked') fiarþungsnæmd (YVgL Add) may indicate unanimity, confidentiality or something else.


nominated men of the fourth OSw ÄVgL Slb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Urb, Rlb, Tb, Föb, Utgb, Add

quarter-district jury OSw ÖgL Db Refs:

Lindkvist forthcoming; Åqvist 1989, 283

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1195
    (08/08/2022)