dela (OSw) dele (ODan) daila (OGu) deila (ON) delæ (OSw) 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
OSw KrL Gb

claim ODan JyL 1
deal with ODan ESjL 2
decide ODan JyL 2
ODan SkKL 6

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

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 KrL Äb Jb Bb Kmb Rb
OSw MEL Äb Jb Bb Rb
OSw MESt Äb Jb Bb Rb
OSw ÖgL Gb Äb Kmb Rb Bb
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

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

raise a claim ODan ESjL 3
ODan JyL 2, 3
OSw ÖgL Äb

raise a complaint ODan JyL 2
submit OSw ÖgL Rb
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

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