skilia (OSw) skilje (ODan) skilia (OGu) skilja (ON) skiljask (ON) verb

Originally ‘to split’. Legally significant uses include dissolving marriages (‘divorce’, ‘part’, ‘separate’), partaking in other conflicts with legal consequences (‘quarrel’, ‘(have a) dispute’, ‘disagree’), evading legal duties (‘withdraw’, ‘leave’). Also being separated from rights (‘lose one’s right’) or obligations (‘free’), analysing legal matters (‘investigate’, ‘distinguish’) and deciding legal matters (‘decide’, ‘determine’), as well as stating the legally significant result of the analysis in more general terms (‘say’, ‘declare’, ‘stipulate’) or more specific terms (‘take a stand’, ‘settle’, ‘prove’, ‘make an agreement’).


adjudge OSw ÖgL Rb
annul OIce Kge 6
arrange OSw ÖgL Gb
bar OSw HL Äb
be divorced ONorw GuL Kvb, Løb
be free ONorw GuL Kvb
break an agreement ODan SkL 228
care for OSw YVgL Add
decide ODan ESjL 1, 3
ODan JyL 1−3
ODan VSjL 1
OGu GL A 26
ONorw GuL Kpb, Leb
OSw MESt Bb
OSw UL Kgb, Rb

detach OSw ÄVgL Jb
determine OSw UL StfBM, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Rb

differ OSw UL Kkb, Rb
OSw VmL Kkb

disagree ODan ESjL 1−3
ODan JyL 1, 2
ODan SkBL
ODan SkKL 13
ODan SkL 4, 27, 28, 67, 70, 72−74, 80
ODan VSjL 2, 82
OGu GL A 3
ONorw GuL Krb, Llb, Tfb, Olb, Leb
OSw ÄVgL Kkb, Äb, Rlb, Jb, Föb
OSw BjR
OSw DL Eb
OSw HL Jb
OSw MESt Skb
OSw ÖgL Gb Jb Kmb Rb Bb
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Kmb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Äb, Rlb, Jb, Föb, Add

dispute ODan JyL 1
ODan VSjL 15, 18, 71, 73, 76, 78
OGu GL Add. 7 (B 49)
OSw DL Tjdb
OSw HL Kgb, Rb
OSw KrL Rb
OSw MEL Rb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Jb, Utgb

dissolve OIce KRA 17
ONorw BorgL 3.4 15.4
OSw UL Äb

distinguish OSw UL Äb, Blb
OSw VmL Bb

divide ONorw GuL Llb, Arb
OSw YVgL Kkb

divorce OIce Grg Þsþ 81
ONorw FrL KrbB 10
OSw YVgL Kkb

exclude ODan JyL 2
OSw UL Äb, Jb
OSw VmL Äb

free ODan ESjL 1
have a dispute ODan ESjL 2
investigate OSw DL Rb
leave ODan SkKL 2
ODan SkL 19, 238
OIce Kge 5

list ONorw GuL Mhb
lose one’s right ODan ESjL 2
make an agreement OSw ÄVgL Gb
OSw YVgL Gb

organize OSw YVgL Add
part OGu GL A 20
ONorw EidsL 4
OSw ÄVgL Äb, Tb
OSw UL Kkb, Kgb, Mb
OSw VmL Kkb, Kgb

prove ONorw GuL Mhb
quarrel ODan JyL 2
ODan VSjL 75, 78

say ONorw GuL Tjb
OSw ÄVgL Gb

separate ODan ESjL 1, 3
ODan JyL 1−3
ODan SkKL 11
ODan SkL 7, 9, 11, 17, 29, 221, 231
ODan VSjL 2, 3, 8
OGu GL A 20
OIce Grg Feþ 149
OIce Js Kvg 5
OIce KRA 1, 16
ONorw BorgL 15.4 17.1
ONorw EidsL 30.8 53.6
ONorw GuL Mhb, Olb
OSw ÄVgL Slb, Äb, Gb
OSw BjR
OSw HL Äb
OSw ÖgL Kkb
OSw SdmL Gb
OSw UL Äb, Blb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Frb, Äb, Gb, Jb

settle OSw ÄVgL Kva
OSw YVgL Add

split up ODan ESjL 2
ODan JyL 3
OSw HL Kkb, Äb

take a stand ODan JyL 2
withdraw ODan SkKL 7

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/4721
    (05/26/2024)