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

kannen paa kaghen (ODan)

the pitcher on the scaffold ODan SkBL Add

springe af kaghen (ODan)

to jump from the scaffold ODan SkBL Add


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

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/7215