jarn (OSw) jarn (ODan) noun

Mostly referring to ordeals (see jarnbyrþ), but occasionally to constraints: in OSw DL concerning the rights of an official, lænsmaþer (q.v.), to constrain certain criminals.

carrying iron ODan SkL 121
hot iron ODan SkKL 7
iron ODan ESjL 2
ODan SkKL 5, 7, 9
ODan SkL 86, 88, 89, 121, 137, 139, 145, 147, 154, 156, 157, 161
OSw ÖgL Eb

irons OSw DL Rb
OSw MESt Kgb Bb Tb


brenna meþ iarne (OSw)

burn with hot iron OSw BjR

bysins iarn (OSw)

the town's irons OSw BjR

stadsens iærn ok göma (OSw)

the town's irons and custody OSw MESt Rb

staþsins iarn (OSw)

the town's irons OSw BjR


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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2566