Af-glapan

Old Norse Dictionary - af-glapan

Meaning of Old Norse word "af-glapan" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

af-glapan
and afglöpun, f. [v. the preceding word], used of rioting or brawling in a court or at a meeting, to break the law or the peace; it is also used of any illegal steps to stop the course of law, so that the pleadings are interrupted, and there is a flaw in the procedure, v. þingsafglöpun; frequent in the Grágás and the Sagas; it was liable to the lesser outlawry, v. above: bribery and false witness seem to be counted as þingsafglöpun in Nj. 150, and were to be challenged to the High Court, Lv. 12, 31, Nj., Grág., esp. in the þ. þ. etc.: v. Dasent, Introd. to Burnt Njal.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚠ-ᚴᛚᛅᛒᛅᚾ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
etc.
et cetera.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.
v.
vide.
þ.
þáttr.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
Nj.
Njála. (D. II.)
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