limber (OSw) lim (ODan) noun

Appears in expressions for corporal punishment, such as liif æth limmæ (ODan JyL 2), lif æller limi (OSw SdmL Mb) ‘life or limbs’ and döma af hanum huþ ællær annær slikæn lim ‘sentence him to lose his skin or another such limb’ (ODan SkL 151).


limb ODan JyL 2, 3
ODan SkL 94, 95, 151, 153
OSw SdmL Tjdb

Expressions:

limber fore limi (OSw)

limb for limb OSw KrL Eb MEL Eb MESt Eb, SmbI

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3241
    (02/28/2024)