gærning (OSw) gærning (ODan) giarning (OGu) gerning (ON) gerningr (ON) görning (ON) gerning (OSw) giarning (OSw) noun

Literally ‘deed’, particularly criminal deeds. Appears in numerous expressions referring to encountering someone in incriminating circumstances, exemplified below.

act OSw DL Mb
ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 2
ODan SkL 43, 103
OSw UL Kgb, Mb, Kmb, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Kgb, Mb, Kmb, Rb
ODan VSjL 35
OSw YVgL Kkb, Drb

act of violence OSw HL Kgb
OSw KrL Kgb
OSw UL Kgb, Kmb

action OSw KrL Hb
ODan SkL 8, 15, 17, 18, 61, 62, 118, 126, 127, 132
ODan VSjL 35

crime OSw DL Eb
OSw HL Kgb, Mb
OSw SdmL Bb
OSw YVgL Drb

deed (1) OSw DL Eb
ODan ESjL 2, 3
OGu GL A 1
OSw HL Kgb, Mb
ODan JyL 2, 3
OSw ÖgL Eb
OSw SdmL Kgb, Gb, Äb, Kmb, Mb, Till
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Mb, Add. 3
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Mb
ODan VSjL 23, 43, 46, 53, 57, 63, 69, 86
OSw YVgL Drb, Add

evil deed OSw YVgL Add
handicraft OSw KrL Kmb
OSw MESt Kmb Tb

misdeed OSw KrL Eb
OSw ÖgL Eb Bb

offence OSw ÖgL Äb
OSw UL Kgb, Mb

poison OSw SdmL Mb
sorcery ONorw FrL KrbB 15
violence OSw YVgL Add
violent act OSw DL Rb
violent deed OSw KrL Kmb
OSw SdmL Kgb

witchcraft ONorw BorgL 16.7
OIce Grg Klþ 7
ONorw GuL Krb

work OSw MESt Bb
work by an artisan OSw UL Kkb, Kmb
OSw VmL Kmb

braþ gærning (OSw)

spur of the moment OSw HL Kgb

sudden action OSw DL Eb

fa a færski gærning (OSw )

catch in the act OSw UL Kgb, Kmb VmL Kgb, Kmb

gerningar illar (ON)

sorcery ONorw GuL Krb

gærning göra, gærning gjora (OSw)

commit (a crime or offence) OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Mb, Kmb, Rb VmL Kkb, Kgb, Mb, Kmb, Rb

takin ok gripin a faersko gaerning (OSw)

apprehended redhanded OSw HL Kgb

caught and apprehended in the very act OSw SdmL Kgb, Kmb

takin ælla fangin a samu gærning (OSw)

caught or captured in the act OSw DL Eb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1892