lösn (OSw) løsn (ODan) launs (OGu) lausn (OGu) lausn (ON) lösning (OSw) noun

Payment for the release of property, such as sold land, slaves used as bonds and stolen or lost goods, under certain circumstances. Also of slaves buying their freedom and of killers paying for their crime. In ON occasionally of the right to such release.


compensation OSw HL Mb
OSw MEL Bb
OSw ÖgL Äb

compensation to the captor OSw HL Mb
fee OGu GS Ch. 3
money OSw MEL DbI
payment OIce Fml 21
OSw KrL Kmb Tb
OSw MEL Tb
OSw MESt Kmb
OSw ÖgL Äb

payment for freedom OSw KrL Eb
OSw MEL Eb
OSw YVgL Tb

ransom OSw HL Mb
ransom dues OSw KrL DbI
OSw MEL DbI

redemption ODan VSjL 86
OIce KRA 6, 7 passim
ONorw GuL Olb
OSw KrL Kgb Bb Add
OSw MEL Bb
OSw MESt Kgb
OSw SdmL Jb, Bb, Tjdb

redemption fee OSw ÖgL Vm
reward OSw DL Bb
OSw KrL Tb
OSw MEL Tb
OSw MESt Tb
OSw UL Mb
OSw VmL Mb

right of redemption OIce Grg Fjl 221
OIce Mah 1
OIce Js Mah 2
ONorw FrL Jkb 1
Refs:

Cleasby and Vigfusson s.v. lausn; Fritzner s.v. lausn; Hertzberg s.v. lausn; ONP s.v. lausn; Schlyter s.v. lösn

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3372
    (04/15/2024)