osaker (OSw) orsak (ODan) ósekr (ON) ørsekr (ON) orsaker (OSw) ursaker (OSw) adj.

Antonymous to saker (q.v.) and partly synonymous with saklös (q.v.), inasmuch as osaker also shows the ambiguity and translational overlap of the meanings ‘innocent; not guilty’, ‘acquitted’ and ‘with impunity/without penalty’.


blameless ODan JyL 2
ODan SkKL 12

free and innocent ODan JyL 2
innocent ODan JyL 2
OSw KrL Rb
OSw MEL Rb
OSw VmL Rb

not guilty ONorw GuL Mhb, Tjb, Leb
OSw ÄVgL Kkb
OSw ÖgL Kkb Bb

with impunity OFar Seyð 3
OIce Mah 8, 16 Kge 14, 34 Llb 6, 19 Kab 20 Þjb 12 Fml 3, 9
OSw ÖgL Jb Rb

without action taken against ODan JyL 2
without guilt ONorw FrL KrbA 2, 37 Mhb 32, 41
without penalty OIce Grg Ómb 132 Feþ 149 Fjl 225
OIce Þjb 3
OIce Js Mah 8, 18 Þjb 6
OIce KRA 26
ONorw FrL KrbB 1 Mhb 62 Leb 2 Rgb 3 LlbA 1

without punishment ONorw FrL KrbB 1
ONorw GuL Løb, Llb, Tjb, Leb
Refs:

Fritzner s.v. úsekr; Hellquist s.v.v. orsak, sak, saker, ursäkt; de Vries s.v. sekr

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/4082
    (06/23/2024)