lysning (OSw) ljusning (ODan) lýsing (ON) noun

The purpose of an announcement (lysning) was to call certain facts to the attention of assembled men, usually at church, at an ale feast, or at the assembly (see þing). Such notice had to be given to validate certain acts and to keep alive certain rights, such as the right to redeem odal land.


announcement ONorw GuL Arb, Olb
OSw DL Mb
OSw HL Mb
OSw SdmL Bb, Tjdb

announcing OIce Fml 21
OIce KRA 16
ONorw FrL KrbB 19 Kvb 5

declaration OSw UL Mb, Rb
OSw VmL Mb

proclamation OSw KrL Tb
OSw MEL Tb

publication ODan ESjL 2
publishing OIce Grg Þsþ 21, 57 Vís 87 Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. bröllop, hittegods, hämnd, lysing, termin, ægteskab, ættleiing

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3415
    (04/20/2024)