halshugga (OSw) verb

Beheading, presumably by sword when it was the king who was responsible for the execution in cases of excommunication over a year (cf. sværþ). In the beheading of hostage takers, however, executioner and weapon were unspecified.


behead OSw KrL Kgb Eb Hb DbI
OSw MEL Eb Hb DbI
OSw MESt Kgb Rb Eb Hb DbI
OSw ÖgL Eb, Db

cut someone’s head off OSw ÖgL Kkb Refs:

KLNM s.v. dødsstraf

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/1965
    (02/07/2023)