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

discuss ONorw GuL Llb
dispute OSw ÄVgL Jb
OSw DL Mb, Bb, Gb, Tjdb, Rb
ODan ESjL 3
OSw HL Äb, Mb, Jb, Blb, Rb
ODan JyL 1, 3
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
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

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