mal (1) (OSw) mal (ODan) mal (OGu) mál (ON) noun

Etymologically ‘congregation’, specifically a legal one, and hence the speaking at this (‘language’, ‘speech’, ‘tale’, ‘talk’), the matters dealt with (‘case’, ‘dispute’, ‘matter’, ‘procedure’, ‘(law)suit’, ‘crime’, ‘offence’) and the agreements made (‘contract’, ‘lease’).


affair OIce Grg Þsþ 23, 35
agreement OIce Grg Ómb 135
appeal OSw DL Rb
arrangement OIce Grg Þsþ 78
OIce Js Kvg 5

article of law OIce Grg Hrs 235 Tíg 263
bargain ONorw GuL Kpb
business OIce Grg Þsþ 81
case OSw ÄVgL Md, Smb, Äb, Gb, Jb, Föb
ONorw BorgL 17.5
OSw DL Eb, Rb
ODan ESjL 2, 3
ONorw FrL Intr 16 Tfb 2 KrbA 1, 29 KrbB 2 Mhb 4 passim
OGu GL A 2, 21, 28, 31, 37, Add. 1 (B 4)
OIce Grg Lrþ 117
ONorw GuL Krb, Kpb, Løb, Mhb, Llb, Tfb, Leb, Arb
OSw HL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OIce Þfb 9
OIce Js Þfb 3 passim
ODan JyL 2, 3
OIce KRA 7
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Db
OSw SdmL Conf, Kkb, Kgb, Jb, Bb, Mb, Rb, Till
ODan SkKL 7
ODan SkL 83, 87, 101, 108, 112, 145, 146, 150, 217
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb. Add. 16
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Bb, Rb
ODan VSjL 15, 50, 86, 87
OSw YVgL passim

cause OSw VmL Bb
charge (1) OGu GL A 2
OSw UL Mb

contract OIce Grg Arþ 127
crime OSw DL Eb
OGu GL A 2
OSw UL Rb

dispute OSw DL Rb
language OGu GS Ch. 1
lawsuit OIce Þfb 4
lease OSw DL Bb
matter ONorw BorgL 17
OGu GL A 20a
OIce Grg Þsþ 58
OIce MagBref
OIce KRA 16
OSw UL StfBM, Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Blb
OSw VmL Kkb, Jb, Kmb, Rb

offence OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Db
OSw UL Kkb
OSw YVgL Urb

procedure ONorw FrL Intr 7
reason OSw DL Rb
section of the law OIce Grg Lbþ 220
situation OIce Kge 31 Þjb 15
speech OSw ÄVgL Smb
suit OSw UL Mb
tale OSw UL Mb
talk OGu GL A 19
OIce Grg Lsþ 116

wages ODan JyL 3 Expressions:

koma lykt viþer mal (OSw)

conclude a case OSw UL Rb VmL Rb

mat ællær mal (OSw)

food and rent OSw HL Blb

Refs:

Hellquist s.v. mål 2; ONP s.v. mál; Schlyter s.v. mal

Citation
  • ‘mal (1)’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3472
    (12/04/2022)