Old Norse Dictionary - fimtardóms-sök

Meaning of Old Norse word "fimtardóms-sök" (or fimtardóms-sǫk) in English.

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

fimtardóms-sök (fimtardóms-sǫk)
f. a case to be brought before the Fifth Court, Grág. i. 360, Nj. 244.

Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, fimtardóms-sök may be more accurately written as fimtardóms-sǫk.

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

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Works & Authors cited:

Grágás. (B. I.)
Njála. (D. II.)
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