raþ (OSw) rath (ODan) raþ (OGu) ráð (ON) noun

When translated ‘council’ referring to the group of men, mainly spiritual and temporal magnates, whose composition and power varied over time, as implied by the varying expressions kunungs raþ ‘the king’s council’ or rikesens rad ‘the realm’s council’. In ODan and OSw town laws, referring to the town’s court of law, which also served administrative functions, particularly concerning trade but also sanitation, building, protection against fire and enemies etc.


abetting OSw HL Mb
accord OIce Grg Tíg 268
advice ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 1
ODan SkBL
ODan SkL 48, 76
ODan VSjL 80, 86
OIce KRA 2
ONorw EidsL 22.6
ONorw FrL Intr 1 Tfb 3 KrbA 2
ONorw GuL Krb, Arb
OSw DL Gb
OSw HL Äb
OSw KrL Hb
OSw MEL Hb
OSw MESt Hb
OSw ÖgL Gb Äb
OSw UL För, Äb

advisable (action) OGu GL A 8
agency OGu GL A 13
agreement OSw UL Jb
OSw VmL Jb

approval ONorw BorgL 5.6
authority OGu GL A 21
cause of damage OSw SmL
collusion OSw MESt Tb
OSw YVgL Add

command OIce Fml 17
conditions ONorw GuL Løb
consent ODan JyL 1−3
OIce Grg Klþ 2 Feþ 144
OIce Kge 1, 2 Fml 9
OIce Js Mah 29 Kvg 3 Lbb 8
ONorw GuL Krb, Kpb, Mhb, Løb
OSw DL Bb, Gb
OSw HL Jb
OSw SdmL Kgb, Gb, Jb, Kmb
OSw YVgL Kkb

council ODan SkBL
OSw KrL Kgb Gb Kmb Add
OSw MEL Kgb Gb
OSw MESt Kgb Kmb Rb Eb Dob
OSw SdmL Conf, Kgb, Kmb, Mb
OSw UL Mb, Kmb
OSw VmL Mb, Kmb
OSw YVgL Jb

counsel ODan ESjL 1
ONorw FrL KrbB 17
OSw BjR
OSw KrL Kgb Gb
OSw MEL Gb
OSw MESt Gb
OSw UL Kkb
OSw YVgL Äb

counselling OSw ÖgL Db
deliberation ODan JyL Fort, 2
engagement ONorw GuL Kvb, Olb
intent ODan JyL 2
intrigue ONorw FrL Var 9
lot OIce Kge 9
orders ONorw FrL KrbA 28
permission OIce Kab 14
ONorw GuL Løb
OSw YVgL Kkb

planning ONorw GuL Mhb
plot (2)
precedence OSw HL Blb
responsibility OGu GL A 24d
OSw UL Kkb
OSw VmL Kkb

social standing OIce Js Ert 16
solution ODan SkL 200
word ODan ESjL 3
Expressions:

stadz rad (OSw)

town council OSw MESt Add

Sweriges rad oc men (OSw)

the council and prominent men of Sweden OSw MESt Add

Refs:

KLNM s.v. stadsstyrelse; Schück 2005

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/4276
    (02/23/2024)