kalla (OSw) kalle (ODan) kalla (ON) verb

Literally ‘to call’. Often used in reference to public announcements, such as convening assemblies, identifying offenders, and publicly declaring criminal activity or legal responsibility (cf. heta). Within legal proceedings, kalla often takes on more specific meanings, such as ‘to complain’ and ‘to sue’. Occasionally suggesting entitlement, reflected in translations such as ‘to claim’. There is considerable overlap between usages and translations.

announce OSw HL Äb
assemble OSw MEL Tb
assert ONorw GuL Arb
call ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 1
ODan SkL 131, 158, 159
ODan VSjL 8–10, 66, 87
ONorw GuL Arb, Tfb, Leb
OSw HL Äb, Mb
OSw ÖgL Kkb Kmb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Bb, Mb, Rb
OSw YVgL Rlb

call by a nickname ONorw GuL Mhb
call upon ODan ESjL 2

claim ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 1, 2
ODan SkL passim
ODan VSjL 1, 12, 16, 18, 20
ONorw GuL Løb, Arb
OSw ÄVgL Äb, Jb, Kva
OSw YVgL Drb, Rlb, Jb, Föb

complain ODan VSjL 5
deem ONorw GuL Leb
demand ODan SkL 8, 9, 235
make a claim ODan ESjL 1–3
ODan SkL 13

name OSw ÄVgL Vs, Slb, Äb, Rlb, Tb
OSw YVgL Frb, Äb, Rlb, Tb, Add

proclaim ODan VSjL 68
raise a claim ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 1, 2
ODan SkL 51, 56
ODan VSjL 1, 17

raise a complaint ODan VSjL 5
raise a demand ODan ESjL 3
ODan JyL 2
ODan VSjL 71, 77, 78, 82, 83

sue ODan JyL 2
summon ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 2
ODan SkL 18, 19, 71, 140
ODan VSjL 87
ONorw GuL Leb
OSw ÄVgL Kkb, Rlb, Tb
OSw DL Bb, Rb
OSw ÖgL Kkb
OSw YVgL Tb, Föb, Utgb

take action ODan JyL 2

kalla æftir (OSw)

sue OSw ÖgL Rb

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

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