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) probably means that all the nominated men had to be present and their decision unanimous.

jury of the quarter of the {hæraþ} OSw ÖgL Rb
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 2021, 20; Åqvist 1989, 283

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