gagnkvöð (ON) noun

A counter-summons. Mentioned in Grg Vís 104 in the context of two parties to a case summoning the same neighbors. Fritzner has interpreted this as a method by which one party can weaken or nullify the summons of the opposition party.

counter-calling OIce Grg Vís 104 Refs:

CV s.v. gagnkvöð; Fritzner s.v. gagnkvöð

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