DanishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Danish horkarl, equivalent to hor (illicit sex) +‎ karl (man).

NounEdit

horkarl c (singular definite horkarlen, plural indefinite horkarle)

  1. adulterer
  2. lecher

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit


Old DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From hor +‎ karl.

NounEdit

horkarl m

  1. man who has sex with another man's wife
    • 13th century, Scanian Law, §215.
      hittær man annær man i siangu mæþ aþulkunu sinni . ok drepær bondæn horkarl i siangu ...
    • 13th century, Scanian Law, §216.
      far horkarl sar innæn siangu mæþ annærs manz kunu ...
      if a man who has sex with another man's wife gets wounds in bed with another man's wife

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: horkarl