næmna (OSw) nævne (ODan) nemna (OGu) nefna (ON) næfnæ (OSw) næmpna (OSw) verb

Literally ‘to name’. Legally significant uses include to baptize children, to nominate men for positions on panels, guard duties, inspections etc., to call someone to appear at a þing ’assembly’, and to identify an offender. When used of nomination, often appearing in phrases such as næmder maþer, næmde mæn (OSw), nævnd man, nævnde mæn (ODan), which are difficult to distinguish from næmd (q.v.) and næmdarmaþer (q.v.), and frequently appearing alongside these. When used to lay blame at the start of legal proceedings, occasionally translated as ‘to charge’, ‘to prosecute’.

announce OGu GS Ch. 4
OSw ÖgL Gb

appoint ODan ESjL 1
ODan JyL 2
OIce Mah 2, 24
ONorw FrL Intr 16 KrbA 32 KrbB 1 Mhb 4 Var 46
ONorw GuL Krb, Tfb, Leb
OSw ÄVgL Jb, Kva
OSw KrL Jb Rb
OSw MEL Gb Jb Bb Rb
OSw MESt Bb Eb Hb
OSw YVgL Kvab

assemble OSw ÄVgL Rlb
OSw YVgL Rlb

call OSw DL Tjdb
OSw HL Kkb

charge (someone) with (something) OSw VmL Mb
choose ODan ESjL 1
OSw DL Bb, Rb
OSw KrL SmbI

declare OSw UL Mb
OSw VmL Mb, Rb

designate OSw DL Eb, Mb
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Jb, Rb
OSw VmL Mb, Bb

fix ODan JyL 1
give name OSw ÄVgL Md
identify OSw DL Mb
make a declaration OSw VmL Rb
mention ODan JyL 1, 2

name ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 1, 2
ODan SkL 139, 144, 145
OIce Grg Misc 251
ONorw FrL Mhb 7
OSw ÄVgL Md, Gb
OSw DL Mb, Bb, Tjdb
OSw HL Äb, Mb, Jb, Rb
OSw ÖgL Rb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Jb, Bb, Kmb, Mb, Rb
OSw UL StfBM, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb
OSw VmL Kgb, Mb, Kmb
OSw YVgL Drb, Gb

nominate ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 1−3
ODan SkKL 3, 5−7
ODan SkL 4, 27, 28, 69, 70, 72, 80, 147, 231
ODan VSjL 32, 72, 73, 75, 77, 82, 86, 87
OGu GL A 3, 37, Add. 1 (B 4)
OIce Grg passim
OIce passim
OSw DL Eb, Rb
OSw KrL Kmb
OSw MESt Kmb
OSw ÖgL Db, Jb, Rb, Bb
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Bb, Rb
OSw YVgL Add

order OSw MEL Bb
prosecute OSw DL Tjdb
select OGu GS Ch. 4
ONorw FrL Tfb 1
OSw HL Kgb

state ODan JyL 1
summon OSw HL Kkb

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3843