dela (OSw) dele (ODan) daila (OGu) deila (ON) delæ (OSw) dele (ODan) daila (OGu) deila (ON) verb

Literally ‘to divide’. To express differing opinions in legal matters (translated as ‘to disagree’, ‘to dispute’, ‘to contest’, ‘to argue’, ‘to quarrel’, ‘to fight’). Also to bring this disagreement to court, that is to start legal proceedings (translated as ‘take action’, ‘raise a claim/complaint’, ‘(lawfully) sue’, ‘press charges’).


appeal OSw YVgL Föb
argue OSw HL Kkb, Äb, Jb
claim ODan JyL 1
deal with ODan ESjL 2
decide ODan JyL 2
ODan SkKL 6

disagree OGu GL A 32
OSw DL Bb, Rb
OSw UL Kkb, Äb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Kkb, Äb, Mb, Jb, Kmb, Bb, Rb
OSw YVgL Kvab
OSw ÄVgL Kva
OSw ÖgL Kkb

discuss ONorw GuL Llb
dispute ODan ESjL 3
ODan JyL 1, 3
OSw DL Mb, Bb, Gb, Tjdb, Rb
OSw HL Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Jb, Bb, Kmb, Rb
OSw UL Kgb, Äb, Jb, Blb, Rb
OSw VmL Jb, Rb
OSw YVgL Kkb, Äb, Jb, Add
OSw ÄVgL Jb

divide OSw HL Blb
lawfully sue ODan JyL 2
press charges OSw HL Mb
quarrel ONorw GuL Mhb
OSw HL Kkb, Äb, Blb

raise a claim ODan ESjL 3
ODan JyL 2, 3

raise a complaint ODan JyL 2
sue ODan JyL 1−3
take action ODan JyL 2, 3
Refs:

Fritzner s.v. deila; Gammeldansk ordbog s.v. dele; Hertzberg s.v. deila; ONP s.v. deila; SAOB s.v. dela; Schlyter s.v. dela

Citation
  • ‘dela’. A Lexicon of Medieval Nordic Law.
    http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/883
    (11/29/2021)