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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

á·kafi sb. m. [-a]

A.

1) [at e-u] voldsomhed, intensitet, styrke ‖ violence, intensity, strength
 ● í ákafa
2) hidsighed, raseri ‖ frenzy, fury
3) [um e-t] iver, engagement ‖ eagerness, involvement
4) heftigt ønske, kraftig opfordring ‖ deep-felt wish, plea

B. ákafa (gen. sg. = adv.)

(intens.) overordentlig, overmåde ‖ (intens.) extremely, exceptionally

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cf. simplex -kafi (0)

Forms: akafa (35); ákafa (21); acafa (6); ákafi (5); acava (4); akava (3); akafi (3); a kafa (2); ȧkafa (1); ꜳkafa (1); a kava (1); aakafa (1); a̋kafa (1); acafi (1); á-cafe (1); ꜳ kafa (1); ákave (1); ákafinn (1); akafua (1); akaua (1); ꜳkafi (1); aakafua (1); a kave (1);

Gloss.: ClV; Fr; AH; AJ; NO; ÁBlM (ákafur); BL

Genre. (expected): historical works: 29 (16); family sagas: 20 (11); romances: 16 (10); religious works: 14 (25); contemporary sagas: 9 (7); legendary sagas: 5 (4); þættir: 1 (2);