Københavns Universitet

ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

á·kefð sb. f. [-ar; dat. -um(Orkn325I 226¹⁶)]

1) voldsomhed, intensitet, styrke ‖ violence, intensity, strength
2) heftighed, hidsighed, raseri ‖ vehemence, hot-headedness, fury
3) [um e-t] iver, engagement ‖ eagerness, ardour
4) hast ‖ speed
5) ?tilskyndelse, ?angreb ‖ ?promptings, ?attack

cf. simplex -kefð (0)

Forms: akefð (26); akefd (16); akæfð (7); ꜳkefd (6); ꜳkefð (5); ákefð (5); akefðar (3); ꜳ kefð (2); akiefd (2); ꜳkiefd (1); a kefd (1); á-kefd (1); akefþum (1); ȧkefd (1); akæfðar (1); akiæfd (1); aakefd (1); ákefðar (1); ákefðen (1); akefdar (1); ꜳkæfd (1); aakefð (1);

Compounds: ástar- (1)

Gloss.: ClV; Fr; Hertzb; NO; ÁBlM (ákafur); Bl

Genre. (expected): religious works: 41 (22); romances: 18 (9); historical works: 16 (15); family sagas: 3 (10); legal works: 3 (8); legendary sagas: 2 (4); þættir: 1 (2); contemporary sagas: 1 (6);