kak (ODan) noun

A German loan-word. A building with a platform for publicly punishing (exhibiting and humiliating) offenders—apparently by jumping from it—as well as displaying illegal measures.


scaffold ODan SkBL
Expressions:

kannen paa kaghen (ODan)

the pitcher on the scaffold ODan SkBL Add

springe af kaghen (ODan)

to jump from the scaffold ODan SkBL Add

Refs:

KLNM s.v.v. kåk, skamstraff; Schlyter 1877, s.v.v. kagh, springa

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/7215
    (02/23/2024)