mordbrander (OSw) morthbrand (ODan) noun

An act of deliberately and secretly setting fire to another’s house. It was not stated that the deed had to have fatal outcome. In JyL 3:12, an arsonist caught in the act could be burned alive.


arson OSw KrL Hb
arson-murder ODan JyL 3
murderous arson ODan JyL 3

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3679
    (05/22/2024)