stæmna (OSw) stævne (ODan) stefna (OGu) stemma (OGu) stefna (ON) stefna (OSw) stæmpna (OSw) stæfnæ (ODan) stævne (ODan) stefna (OGu) stemna (OGu) stefna (ON) stæmpna (OSw) verb

Etymologically ‘to fix’. Frequently used for setting a formal meeting, particularly a þing ‘assembly’, and specifically a þing for handling one’s case, usually translated as ‘to summon’ or ‘to call’. With stronger emphasis on the legal proceedings thus started, occasionally translated as ‘to sue’. Andersen (2010) contrasts summoning an accused with witnesses ahead of the þing to a law suit initiated by lysning ‘announcement’ at the þing in that it was quicker, allowed the plaintiff compensation if the accused failed to appear, allowed the accused to prepare his defence and allowed them both to settle the case outside of court before the þing.


assemble ONorw BorgL 17.5
call ODan JyL 2
ONorw BorgL 14.5
OSw MELL DbI
OSw MELL Tb

challenge ONorw GuL Mhb
direct ONorw GuL Leb
go ONorw GuL Leb
pursue OSw ÖgL Rb
pursue a case OSw ÖgL Bb
raise a case OSw ÖgL Kkb
raise a claim OSw ÖgL Bb
sue OSw HL Rb
OSw YVgL Föb, Add
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Db
OSw ÖgL Jb
OSw ÖgL Kmb
OSw ÖgL Rb
OSw ÖgL Bb
OSw MELL Bb
OSw MELL Rb

summon ODan ESjL 2, 3
ODan JyL 1, 2
ODan SkKL 11
ODan SkL 14, 67, 73, 83, 121, 145, 146, 173, 233, 241
ODan VSjL 78, 84, 87
OFar Seyð 1
OGu GL A 30, 39
OIce Grg passim
OIce passim
OIce Js passim
OIce KRA 29, 36
ONorw EidsL 33.3
ONorw FrL Intr 15 Tfb 1 KrbA 1, 22 KrbB 1 Mhb 7
ONorw GuL Kpb, Løb, Llb, Tfb, Mhb, Tjb, Olb, Leb
OSw DL Eb
OSw HL Rb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Rb, Till
OSw SmL
OSw UL Kkb, Rb, Add. 18
OSw VmL Rb
OSw YVgL Add
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Db
OSw ÖgL Gb
OSw ÖgL Äb
OSw ÖgL Jb
OSw ÖgL Rb
OSw ÖgL Bb
OSw MELL Bb
OSw MELL Rb
OSw MELL Eb
OSw MELL DbI

Refs:

Andersen 2010, 81−83; Hellquist s.v. stämma; Hertzberg s.v. stefna; Schlyter s.v. stæmna

Citation
  • ‘stæmna’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/5134
    (05/24/2022)