dræpr (ON) adj.

‘Killable’, describing someone who has no legal immunity and whose heirs would have no right to compensation. The commission of certain serious offenses, such as refusing to leave the country when convicted of outlawry (Grg Þsþ 53), running off with another man’s wife (Js Mah 7) or theft (Js Þjb 1), resulted in becoming dræpr.


to be killed ONorw FrL Mhb 10
OIce Þjb 1

who may be killed with impunity OIce Grg Þsþ 53
ONorw GuL Tjb
OIce Mah 2, 14
OIce Js Mah 7, 31 Þjb 1
Expressions:

dræpr ok deyddr (ON)

should be put to death OIce Mah 2

may be killed or put to death ONorw FrL Intr 9

Refs:

CV; F; NGL V; ONP

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/948
    (11/30/2022)