As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- m. the Fifth High Court in the Icel. Commonwealth, vide dómr, Grág. Þ. Þ., etc.; the form of the word is irregular, as it means the Fifth Court (added to the four Quarter Courts) = dómr hinn fimmti, as it is also called in Grág. Þ. Þ. ch. 24 sqq.; the old Scandin. law term fimt seems to have floated before the mind of the founders, as fimtar-dómr etymologically answers to Swed. femt, i. e. a court before which one has to appear a ‘fimt’ from the citation.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚠᛁᛘᛏᛅᚱ-ᛏᚢᛘᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- et cetera.
- Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
- i. e.
- id est.
- Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
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