namn (OSw) navn (ODan) noun

Apart from name giving of children, also appearing on the one hand in punishable insults (such as fult namn ‘foul name’ OSw SdmL Mb), and on the other hand in legal identification of a wrongdoer, such as a thief (ODan VSjL 87), whore (OSw DL Kkb) or villain (OSw YvgL Urb).

name ODan VSjL 87
OSw SdmL Mb
OSw YVgL Urb, Drb

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