drap (OSw) drap (ODan) drap (OGu) dráp (ON) dræp (OSw) noun

A killing that was publicly announced and admitted, and as such contrasted to morþ ‘murder’. Both could, however, be punished by death or outlawry, as well as fines/compensation.


case of killing OSw HL Mb
execution OIce Þjb 2
OIce Js Þjb 2

homicide ODan ESjL 3
ODan VSjL 53, 86

killing OSw ÄVgL Md, Urb
OSw DL Eb, Mb, Rb
ODan ESjL 2
OSw HL Kgb, Äb, Mb
ODan JyL 3
OSw ÖgL Kkb, Eb, Db, Vm
OSw SdmL Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Tjdb, Rb
OSw UL För, Kkb, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Rb
OSw VmL För, Kgb, Äb, Mb, Rb
OSw YVgL Drb, Add

manslaughter OSw DL Gb
OGu GL A 5
OSw HL Mb, Rb
OSw ÖgL Eb
OSw YVgL Add
Refs:

Ekholst 2009, 155−58; KLNM s.v.drab; Maček 2009; SAOB s.v. dråp

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/929
    (08/15/2022)