hemföþoeþer (OSw) noun

An oath confirming that a disputed domestic animal, or a slave, was born at the home of the one claiming ownership, and thus not stolen.

oath about birth at home OSw YVgL Add
oath of something being home-born OSw ÖgL Kmb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2087