firigæra (OSw) forgøre (ODan) firi giera (OGu) fyrirgera (ON) fyrirgöra (ON) firigiora (OSw) foregöra (OSw) forgöra (OSw) verb

Used of any disposal of property, often as a result of criminal activity, and including phrases referring to the punishment of losing one’s skin, i.e. to be flogged. Also of a killing, particularly through witchcraft or poisoning, whose clandestine nature made it morþ ‘murder’ and which was often associated with female offenders.

alienate ODan ESjL 3
bewitch OSw MEL Hb
OSw VmL Rb

confiscate OSw DL Eb
demolish OSw YVgL Frb
destroy OSw ÄVgL Slb, Äb
OSw YVgL Frb, Urb, Äb, Rlb, Add

destroy/damn OSw ÄVgL Rlb
do damage ODan SkL 124, 125
embezzle OSw HL Äb
expend OSw DL Gb
OSw VmL Äb

forfeit OSw ÄVgL Urb, Äb
ONorw BorgL 3.2 4.2 passim
OSw DL Eb, Gb
ONorw EidsL 52.2
ODan ESjL 1−3
ONorw FrL KrbA 10, 38 KrbB 3 Mhb 1
OGu GL A 22, 29, 63
ONorw GuL Krb
OSw HL Kgb, Äb, Mb, Blb
OIce Þfb 5, 8 Mah 1, 10 Llb 30 Þjb 1 Fml 9
OIce Js Þfb 4 Mah 1, 14 Þjb 1
ODan JyL 1−3
OIce KRA 11, 15
OSw ÖgL Äb
OSw SdmL Kgb, Gb, Mb
ODan SkKL 3, 10
OSw UL Kgb, Äb, Jb, Mb, Kmb, Blb
OSw VmL Kgb, Äb, Kmb, Bb
ODan VSjL 62, 86, 87
OSw YVgL Urb, Äb, Rlb

forsake ODan JyL 2
misappropriate OGu GL A 63
spoil ONorw GuL Kvb
use OGu GL A 24d Expressions:

fyrirgera fé ok friði (ON)

forfeit property and peace OIce Þfb 8 Js Þfb 4

fyrirgera landi ok lausum eyri (ON)

forfeit land and chattels OIce Mah 4


Ekholst 2014, 139–50

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