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 life and/or property. 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 KrL Hb
OSw MEL Hb
OSw MESt Hb
OSw UL Rb
OSw VmL Rb

confiscate OSw DL Eb
demolish OSw YVgL Frb
destroy OSw ÄVgL Slb, Äb
OSw KrL Eb
OSw MESt 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 UL Äb
OSw VmL Äb

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

forsake ODan JyL 2
kill OSw KrL Hb
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

firigæra liue sino (OSw)

forfeit one's life OSw KrL Hb

Refs:

Ekholst 2014, 139–50

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1219
    (02/25/2024)