Fimtar-dómr

Old Norse Dictionary - fimtar-dómr

Meaning of Old Norse word "fimtar-dómr" in English.

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

fimtar-dómr
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

Abbreviations used:

ch.
chapter.
etc.
et cetera.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
i. e.
id est.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
n.
neuter.
Scandin.
Scandinavia, Scandinavian.
Swed.
Swedish.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
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