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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

bréf sb. n. [-s; -]

1) [■] (item pl.) brev, (skriftlig) meddelelse ‖ (item pl.) letter, (written) message
 ● bréf ok boðskapr
2) [■ / um e-t / til e-s] (item pl.) (offentligt) dokument, (officiel) skrivelse, bekendtgørelse, forordning ‖ (item pl.) (public) document, charter, (official) promulgation, ordinance, writ
 ● bréf ok boð [til ■]
 ● bréf ok boðskapr [■]
 ● brjóta bréf overtræde/tilsidesætte forordning ‖ violate/disregard an ordinance
 ● brjóta bréf ok boðskap
 ● bréf ok innsigli [■]
 ● opit bréf [yfir e-u]
3) [■ / til e-s / fyrir e-u / um e-t] [upp á e-n] (item pl.) (spec.) rettighedsbrev (autorisation, sanktion, dispensation, privilegium, cf. da. “at få brev på ngt”), bevidnelse ‖ (item pl.) (spec.) written endowment of rights (authorisation, permission/assent, exemption, privilege), attestation
 ● bréf ok/... innsigli [til e-s]
 ● opit bréf
4) [fyrir e-u] (item pl.) (spec.) retsligt dokument, anklage/forsvarsskrift, domsudskrift ‖ (item pl.) (spec.) written judicial document (containing indictment, defence, sentence)
5) [■ / fyrir ■] (spec.) dokument til stadfæstelse af forlig, købsbevis, kvittering, opgørelse, dokumentation ‖ (spec.) written ratification of a settlement, proof/deed of purchase, receipt, specification, documentation
6) [e-s / af e-u] blad (at skrive på), (beskrevet) blad, optegnelse, (kort) skriftlig beretning, ?resumé ‖ leaf (to write on, with writing on it), written note, (short) written account, ?précis

Forms: bref (139); brefum (18); bréf (16); brefi (12); brefue (9); brefvm (6); bræf (6); brefit (5); brefe (4); bréfum (4); breif (4); brefom (3); breff (3); brefinu (2); brǽf (2); brævi (2); brefa (2); Bref (2); brefueno (2); breffue (2); breffvm (1); Brefum (1); brǽfum (1); breifi (1); Brefj (1); brefum (1); brefet (1); brefs (1); brøf (1); breui (1); brævit (1); brefva (1); brefinn (1); briefed (1); briefum (1); brefuit (1); brefin (1); brjefit (1); brev (1); bréfvm (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV bref; Suppl2; Fr; Hertzb; Fischer; Rím; LP; AH; AJ; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl brjef

Literature: Berulfsen 1957 [KLNM 2] 228; Blom 1969 [KLNM 14] 111; Gottskálk Jensson 2012 [Gripla 23] 138; Gunnar F. Guðmundsson 2000 261; Hamre 1958 [KLNM 3] 163; Hamre 1962 [KLNM 7] 652; Hægstad 1915 178; Höfler 1931 [ANF 47] 260, 270, 279, 283; Hødnebø 1962 [KLNM 7] 432-433; Hødnebø 1966 [KLNM 11] 44; Kroman 1957 [KLNM 2] 226-228; Liedgren 1958 [KLNM 3] 80-82; Magerøy 1993 (Dipl) 137a-138b; Magnús Jónsson 1940 43-47; Nielsen 1958 [KLNM 3] 2; Nielsen 1959 [KLNM 4] 47; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 42-43, 59, 106, 121, 123-124; Ásdís Egilsdóttir 2000 254

Genre. (expected): legal works: 71 (25); charters: 48 (20); historical works: 42 (45); religious works: 34 (69); romances: 31 (27); contemporary sagas: 26 (19); legendary sagas: 4 (11); þættir: 3 (6); unclassified: 3 (1); family sagas: 1 (31);