flokker (OSw) flokkr (ON) flukker (OSw) noun

Etymologically disputed, but usually referring to a collection of something. In OSw, notably used of law chapters. Also appearing in phrases such as i flok ok farunöti ‘in the party of fellow travellers’, i flok ok fylghi ‘in a group and a gang’ (OSw) often referring to those in company with perpetrators of violent crimes, in ONorw GuL (ch. 154) defined as at least five men, who were punished whether participating or not (cf. fylghi).

band of men ONorw GuL Tfb, Mhb
chapter OSw HL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Blb, Rb
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Db, Vm
OSw SdmL För, Kgb, Gb, Äb, Jb, Bb, Kmb, Mb, Tjdb, Rb
OSw UL passim
OSw VmL passim
OSw YVgL passim

cohort OSw UL Äb
OSw VmL Äb

collection OSw UL StfBM
company OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Gb, Bb, Till
fellowship OSw UL Kkb
OSw VmL Mb

flock OSw YVgL Add
group ONorw FrL Mhb 23
ONorw GuL Tfb, Mhb

party OIce Grg Vís 99

side OIce Grg Vís 86 Refs:

ONP s.v. flokkr; SAOB s.v. flock

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1321