egningarkviðr (ON) noun

A panel or verdict resulting from goads or incitements. Appears only once in Grg Þsþ 35 where it is defined as a panel verdict irrelevant to the case at hand. The party which calls for a verdict on irrelevant matters loses their case. The name egningarkviðr suggests that these types of panel verdicts are incited by third parties.


baiting verdict OIce Grg Þsþ 35 Refs:

CV; Fritzner; GrgTr I:75; Maurer 1910, 561; ONP

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

  • http://www.dhi.ac.uk/lmnl/nordicheadword/displayPage/974
    (07/03/2022)