Old Norse Dictionary - lög-sekt

Meaning of Old Norse word "lög-sekt" (or lǫg-sekt) in English.

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

lög-sekt (lǫg-sekt)
or lög-sekð, f. ‘law-guilt,’ penalty, one of the three degrees of outlawry, Grág. i. 119.

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

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛚᚢᚴ-ᛋᛁᚴᛏ
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.)
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