ofríkismaðr (ON) noun

A person who uses force or violence to coerce others. Used of men who attempt to influence or obstruct cases through intimidation. Transferring a case to such a person, presumably with the intention of strong-arming one’s adversary, is explicitly forbidden in some laws (e.g. GuL Kpb [ch. 47] and Js Kab 8).


more powerful man ONorw GuL Kpb, Løb, Olb
powerful man OIce Kab 10
OIce Js Kab 8

tyrannous man OIce Grg Arþ 126 Refs:

CV s.v. ofríkismaðr; Fritzner s.v. ofríkismaðr; Hertzberg s.v. ofríkismaðr; Schulman 2010, 311 note 196

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/3893
    (06/23/2024)