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 passim
OSw MESt passim
OSw ÖgL passim
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
OSw YVgL Add

fellowship OSw UL Kkb
OSw VmL Mb

group ONorw FrL Mhb 23
ONorw GuL Tfb, Mhb

party OIce Grg Vís 99

side OIce Grg Vís 86

i flok ok farunöte (OSw)

in company and retinue OSw ÖgL Bb

in company and following OSw KrL Eb MESt Eb, DbI

in flock and following OSw MEL Eb

travelling and in company with OSw MEL Eb

göra flok eller/ok sampnat/sampninga (OSw)

gather company and following OSw KrL Add MESt Eb


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

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

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