geneþer (OSw) noun

An oath making an opposite claim to a previous oath sworn by an adversary in a conflict; these were explicitly prohibited in YVgL, and presumably also in SdmL. As a rule, only one party in a dispute was allowed to prove his case with oaths or other means of proof.

counteroath OSw SdmL Till
OSw YVgL Add

KLNM s.v. edgärdsmän; Schlyter 1877, s.v. geneþer

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