munhaf (OSw) munhav (ODan) munhævthe (ODan) noun

There are only a few occurrences in the laws of a term for oath formulas. OSw munhaf and ODan munhav, munhævthe occur, among other things, concerning land disputes and roping (ODan VSjL and SkL), wounding and levelling oaths (ODan SkL), and illegitimate children and perjury (OSw YVgL). Various oath formulas in the laws typically invoke the Christian God, but in OSw ÄVgL pagan gods collectively.

formula ODan VSjL 76
statement ODan JyL 2
wording ODan JyL 2
ODan SkL 72, 114
OSw YVgL Drb, Add

wording of an oath ODan VSjL 76 Refs:

Lindkvist 2021, 25, n. 17

  • ‘munhaf’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.