RéttariOld Norse Dictionary - réttari
Meaning of Old Norse word "réttari" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- a, m. [Germ. richter], a justiciary, justice, mid. Lat. justiciarius, appointed by the king, Edda 93, Gþl. 141, 195, Bs i. 769, Fms. x. 88, N. G. l. iii. 77, rare and not classical, and appears about the middle of the 13th century: afterwards used of a headsman, Bs. ii. (16th century.)
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚱᛁᛏᛏᛅᚱᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
- mid. Lat.
- middle Latin.
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Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
- Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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