sokn (OSw) sokn (ODan) søkn (ODan) sokn (OGu) sókn (ON) sopn (OSw) noun

Derived from a verb realized in OSw as sökia ‘to seek’. Translations related to ‘parish’ may refer to both a territory and a community, traditionally interpreted as the people who ‘seek’ together, not only applying to the church, as reflected in the translation ‘jurisdiction’. For a description of the various translations related to the meaning of examination such as ‘prosecution’, ‘suit’, ‘case’ and ‘accusation’, see the verb sökia.


accusation ONorw FrL Var 12
OSw ÄVgL Rlb

case ODan ESjL 2, 3
ONorw FrL Mhb 7 Var 7 Kvb 11
OSw ÖgL Äb

charge (1) OSw YVgL Rlb
claim ODan ESjL 2, 3
conduct of legal action ONorw GuL Olb
demand ODan ESjL 2
OSw YVgL Jb

exaction OSw SdmL Rb
investigation ONorw BorgL 17.14
law suit OSw ÖgL Jb
lawful action OIce Llb 39
parish ODan ESjL 2
OGu GL A 2, 3, 14, 20a, 39, 48, 52, 55, 56a, 60, 61
OGu GS Ch. 2
OIce KRA 35
ONorw EidsL 49.2
OSw DL Kkb, Bb, Gb
OSw HL Kkb, Mb, Rb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Bb, Kmb, Mb, Rb, Till
OSw SmL
OSw UL Kkb, Mb, Jb
OSw VmL Kkb, Bb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Jb, Utgb, Add
OSw ÄVgL Kkb, Jb, Föb
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Db
OSw ÖgL Bb
OSw MELL Jb
OSw MELL Bb
OSw MELL Tb

parish men OSw DL Gb
parishioners OGu GL A 40
OSw UL Kkb, Mb, Add. 1
OSw VmL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb

prosecution OIce Grg Þsþ 49 Vís 86, 104 Feþ 148, 156 Lbþ 192 Rsþ 230 Hrs 234, 235 Misc 250, 251 Tíg 256
OIce Þfb 6
OIce Js Mah 13 Kab 5, 8
OIce KRA 29
ONorw FrL KrbB 1 Mhb 8 Reb 2
ONorw GuL Kpb, Arb, Mhb, Olb
OSw SdmL Rb
OSw UL Rb
OSw VmL Mb, Rb

prosecution for damages OIce Lbb 7
right of suit OIce Kab 10
right to prosecute OIce Grg Þsþ 80 Rsþ 227
seeking of fines OSw UL Rb
OSw VmL Mb

suing OSw HL Rb
suit OIce Grg Lbþ 206
OIce Js Mah 20, 25
ONorw FrL KrbB 20 ArbB 10
OSw ÖgL Äb
OSw ÖgL Rb
OSw ÖgL Bb

Expressions:

innan sokna fulk (OGu)

parishioners OGu GL A 24a

Refs:

Brink 2016; Hellquist s.v. socken; Lindkvist forthcoming

Citation
  • ‘sokn’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/4950
    (05/21/2022)