hiorþ (OSw) hjorth (ODan) noun

In ODan, defined as twelve bovines. JyL considered intentional illegal grazing by a hjorth a gang crime (ODan hærværk), which was severely punished. Contrasted to damage made by stray or single animals.


cattle OSw KrL Bb
OSw MEL Bb

cattle herd ODan JyL 3
herd ODan ESjL 2
ODan JyL 3
ODan SkL 168, 169
OSw SdmL Bb

herd of cattle OSw ÖgL Bb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2149
    (07/12/2024)