fylghi (OSw) fylghe (ODan) noun

Those in company with perpetrators of violent crimes, whether participating or not, were punished. Appears in phrases such as i færth ok fylghe (ODan) ‘in accompanying and following’, i flok ok i fylghi and i fylghi eller faranöti (OSw) ‘in a group and a gang’.

being together ODan ESjL 3
companions ODan VSjL 57
escort OSw HL Kkb
following OSw DL Eb
ODan ESjL 2, 3
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Gb, Bb
ODan VSjL 53, 56, 57, 59, 61, 64

gang ODan SkL 86, 87 Refs:

Tamm and Vogt, eds, 2016, 300

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1562