klanda (OSw) klanda (OGu) verb

Literally ‘to complain’, and hence to state one’s complaint to an opponent or to court, particularly concerning disputed land and other property. Expresses a complaint that could be dealt with at the þing ‘assembly’, possibly as a formal start of legal proceedings. The participle, oklandaþer (q.v.), appears in several adjective phrases, often concerning land that has not been subject to a legal challenge and therefore can be lawfully used.


allege OSw YVgL Föb
blame OGu GL A 6
challenge OSw DL Bb
OSw SdmL Jb, Bb, Kmb, Tjdb
OSw UL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Blb
OSw VmL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Bb

claim OSw YVgL Föb, Utgb
OSw ÄVgL Föb

complain OSw HL Mb
OSw ÄVgL Fös

conduct a prosecution OSw DL Bb
dispute OSw DL Bb
OSw UL Mb

make a demand OSw DL Bb
raise a challenge OSw DL Bb, Tjdb

Citation
  • ‘klanda’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2741
    (01/26/2022)