jæva (OSw) æve (ODan) iefa (OGu) iava (OSw) verb

To challenge the validity of a legal claim, particularly relating to children and inheritance: if a child was born alive and the mother had the right to inherit (OSw HL), if a child had been baptized (OSw UL, VmL) and if a deceased man was the father of his widow’s child (ODan ESjL).


dispute ODan ESjL 3
doubt ODan ESjL 1, 2
OSw HL Äb
OSw UL Kkb
OSw VmL Kkb

have a suspicion about OGu GL A 37
OSw KrL Rb
OSw MEL Rb

suspect OSw KrL Kgb
OSw MEL Kgb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2625
    (09/27/2023)