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

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