Bjarg-kviðr

Old Norse Dictionary - bjarg-kviðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "bjarg-kviðr" in English.

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

bjarg-kviðr
m. a law term, a verdict of acquittal given by five neighbours for the defendant, proving an alibi or the like, and produced during the trial; the b. seems to be, in its strict sense, synonymous with heimiliskviðr or heimiskviðr, q. v., cp. Grág, i. 60, 61, where it is defined; fimm búar skulu skilja um bjargkviðu alla, heimilis-búar þess manns er sóttr er, nema …, vide also 48, 49, 53, 55, 56, etc.

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

Abbreviations used:

cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
m.
masculine.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.
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