morþvapn (OSw) noun

Using a morþvapn was more severely punished than using a folkvapn (q.v.). The specific weapons may have varied, but SdmL lists table knife, carving knife, and bow and arrow; the latter is sometimes classified as a folkvapn, but its simultaneous status as morþvapn seems to be confirmed by DL and HL.


murder weapon OSw DL Mb
OSw SdmL Mb
Refs:

Brink forthcoming; KLNM s.v. vapenförbud; Schlyter s.v. morþvapn; SL DL, 45 note 61; SL HL, 407 note 104

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3687
    (05/24/2024)