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

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

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

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

deed (1) ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 2, 3
ODan SkBL
ODan VSjL 23, 43, 46, 53, 57, 63, 69, 86
OGu GL A 1
OSw BjR
OSw DL Eb
OSw HL Kgb, Mb
OSw KrL Kb, Hb, DbI, DbII, SmbI, SmbII, Tb, Add
OSw MEL Kb, Rb, Eb, Hb, DbI, DbII, SmbI, Tb
OSw MESt Kb, Rb, DbI, DbII, SmbI
OSw ÖgL Eb, Gb
OSw SdmL Kgb, Gb, Äb, Kmb, Mb, Till
OSw SmL
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Mb, Add. 3
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Mb
OSw YVgL Drb, Add

evil deed OSw YVgL Add
misdeed OSw KrL Eb
OSw MEL Eb Hb
OSw ÖgL Eb Bb

offence OSw ÖgL Äb
OSw UL Kgb, Mb

poison OSw SdmL Mb
sorcery ONorw FrL KrbB 15
violence OSw MEL Tb
OSw YVgL Add

violent act OSw DL Rb
violent deed OSw KrL Kmb
OSw SdmL Kgb

witchcraft OIce Grg Klþ 7
ONorw BorgL 16.7
ONorw GuL Krb

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

Expressions:

braþ gærning (OSw)

spur of the moment OSw HL Kgb

sudden action OSw DL Eb

fa a/viþer færski gærning (OSw )

catch fresh from the deed OSw MEL DbI KrL DbI

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

catch red-handed OSw KrL Eb MEL Kgb MESt DbI

take prisoner committing something OSw MEL Eb

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/viþer færsko gaerning (OSw)

apprehended redhanded OSw HL Kgb

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

caught red-handed OSw KrL Hb, Tb MEL Tb MESt Kgb, Eb

takin ælla fangin a samu gærning (OSw)

caught or captured in the act OSw DL Eb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1892
    (06/13/2024)