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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

á·girnd sb. f. [-ar]

1) [e-s / á e-t / til e-s] havesyge, griskhed, begærlighed ‖ avarice, covetousness, cupidity
2) ærgerrighed, magtbegær ‖ ambition, thirst for power
3) [við e-n / ?til e-s] grusomhed, ondskab, aggression ‖ cruelty, malice, aggression

cf. simplex girnd (86)

Forms: agirnd (29); agirndar (6); ágirnd (6); agirnnd (4); agirnð (3); agiʀnð (2); agirn (2); a girnd (1); a girnþ (1); a girnnd (1); agirndarennar (1); agirndarínnnar (1); ꜳ girndar (1); agírnd (1); ꜳgirnd (1);

Compounds: eymðar- (1), fjár- (4), hernaðar- (1), ofr- (1)

Gloss.: ClV; Fr; Hertzb; AH; Fr4; NO; BL

Genre. (expected): religious works: 30 (16); historical works: 18 (10); legal works: 8 (6); þættir: 2 (1); charters: 1 (5); contemporary sagas: 1 (4);