lagha (OSw) lagh (ODan) laga (OGu) adj.

In OSw appearing in many phrases corresponding to compounds with ODan and ON nouns lagh-/lög- ‘law-’. Examples are lagha forfall ‘lawful excuse’, lagha domber ‘lawful judgment’, lagha rætter ‘right law’, lagha stæmna 'legal meeting', lagha thing 'lawful assembly', lagha alder 'legal age', lagha hus ‘prescribed houses’, lagha garth 'lawful fence', lagha mæn 'prudent men', lagha tompt 'rightful/legal ground'. It is rarely defined what makes a certain object or action legal.


according to the law OSw DL Bb
OSw KrL Äb
OSw MEL Äb
OSw MESt Äb

lawful ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 1−3
ODan SkKL 7
ODan SkL 49, 78, 83
ODan VSjL 10, 60, 82–84
OGu GL A 24f (64), 39
OSw ÄVgL Kkb, Gb, Tb
OSw DL Eb
OSw HL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb
OSw KrL Kgb Jb Bb Kmb Eb Hb SmbI Tb
OSw MEL Bb Eb Hb DbI SmbI Tb
OSw MESt Jb Eb Hb DbI SmbI
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Db, Vm, Gb, Äb, Jb, Kmb, Bb
OSw SmL
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Blb
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Bb
OSw YVgL Gb, Rlb, Tb, Jb

legal ODan ESjL 1, 3
ODan JyL 1
OGu GL A 11, 12, 20, 30, Add. 7 (B 49)
OSw ÄVgL Smb, Slb, Gb, Jb, Tb, Föb
OSw DL Eb, Mb, Gb, Tjdb, Rb
OSw HL Mb, Jb, Blb
OSw KrL Rb
OSw MEL Rb
OSw MESt Rb
OSw SdmL Conf, Kkb, Kgb, Gb, Jb, Bb, Mb, Tjdb, Rb
OSw UL StfBm, Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Bb, Rb
OSw YVgL passim

prescribed OSw ÄVgL Gb
OSw SmL

prudent ODan SkKL 7
regular ODan ESjL 3
right OSw ÄVgL Tb
OSw YVgL Tb

rightful OSw YVgL Jb
stipulated OSw SdmL Kkb
valid OSw ÄVgL Kkb
OSw DL Rb
OSw KrL Gb Jb Tb
OSw MEL Gb Jb Tb
OSw MESt Gb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/2952
    (11/29/2023)