ljúgvitni (ON) noun

Both a vitni (ON) ‘testimony’ and a kviðr (ON) ‘verdict’ that was either false or refused to be given, which was severely punished.


false witness OIce Grg Þsþ 25, 32 Refs:

Finsen 1883, III:640

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3263
    (12/03/2022)