flugumaðr (ON) noun

A flugumaðr was a man who let himself be hired to perform a manslaughter of which he had no personal interest. Such a man was to be treated as an óbótamaðr (evildoer). See, e.g., GuL ch. 32.


assassin ONorw FrL Var 45
OIce Mah 2
OIce Js Mah 6
OIce KRA 11

fly-man ONorw EidsL 50.13
hired bandit ONorw GuL Krb Refs:

Hertzberg s.v. flugumaðr

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1326
    (08/08/2022)