hæster (OSw) hestr (OGu) hestr (ON) noun

There were numerous regulations concerning horses in various laws. In Norway, for example, the bishop was only allowed to bring with him a limited number of horses (11, in some cases 30, in summer; 6, in some cases 15, in winter) when travelling in his diocese (EidsL 32.11, 34. 3). Horses were a valid means of payment (GuL ch. 223). As articles of trade, they had to be free of flaws: they must not be blind or deaf, ruptured or restive, lame, epileptic or spastic (FrL Rgb ch. 48). A number of other requirements are listed in GuL (ch. 223) and in GL (A 34). If flaws were discovered within five days (three days in GL) after a horse was bought, the bargain could be reversed (FrL ibid.). Horses might not be used without the consent of the owner (GuL ch. 92; GL A 35). If they were injured or caused damage, this was to be compensated (GuL chs 96, 97, 147).

horse OGu GL A 6, 10, 17, 34–36
OGu GS Ch. 3
ONorw EidsL 32.11, 34.3
ONorw GuL Krb, Kp, Llb, Arb, Tfb, Mhb
OSw UL Äb, Mb, Kmb, Blb
OSw VmL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Kmb, Bb

KLNM s.v.v. hestehandel, husdyrsygdomme, häst, jakt, kløv, kvægavl, trækdyr

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

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