lögeiðr (ON) noun

A lawful oath. In Grg Þsþ 49 this kind of oath is sworn on a book, though in several instances a cross is stipulated (e.g. Grg Þsþ 25). A passage in Landnámabók in which lawful oaths are sworn on rings suggests that the practice predates the Christian period.


lawful oath OIce Grg Þsþ 25, 41 Ómb 129 Lbþ 178 Tíg 255
ONorw FrL Rgb 24
Refs:

CV; Fritzner; Hertzberg; KLNM s.v. edsformular, kors; RGA s.v. Eid

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3277
    (04/15/2024)