galghi (OSw) noun

Etymologically ‘(flexible) branch’ and closely related to a word meaning ‘pole’. An implement for execution by hanging appearing in the expression galghæ ællr gren ‘gallows or branch’. The construction consisted of up to three posts with horizontal beams.

gibbet OSw UL Mb
OSw VmL Mb

Ambrius 1996, 38−39; Bjorvand and Lindeman 2000, s.v. galge; Hellquist s.v. galge; KLNM s.v.v. dødsstraf, galge o. galgbacke

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