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

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1642
    (10/07/2022)