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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

bǫlkr, balkr sb. m. [dat. belki; acc. bǫlku/bǫlka]

I.

1) tømmerstabel, brændestabel ‖ wood-pile
2) skillevæg (af træ; nogle gange lavere end loftshøjden), skillerum/bås (i stald) ‖ (wooden) partition (sometimes lower than the ceiling), stall in a stable
3) (om mur af mennesker, tætpakket gruppe ‖ of a wall of people, a close-packed group)
4) større afsnit (i lovtekst), afdeling ‖ section (in a law codex), group
5) ?bjælke (usikkert belagt) ‖ ?beam (uncertain evidence)

II. (proprial.)

(om digt ‖ of a poem)

Forms: balkinn (5); bælkinum (5); bálkinn (2); bálk (2); balk (2); bælki (2); baalkr (1); balkunum (1); háls (1); bꜳlkur (1); bälk (1); bolku (1); bálkunum (1); balka (1); bolk (1); balkr (1); bolkunum (1); bálkr (1); bolka (1); bolkr (1); belkí (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; ClVAdd bálkr; Fr balkr, bõlkr; Hertzb bálkr, item kristinn bolkr; Suppl4; Bin; LP ¹˜²bõlkr; AJ; deVr; Fr4 item balkr; NO; ÁBlM bálkur, bõlkr; Bl

Literature: Lindow 1978 14; McDougall 1995 109; Valtýr Guðmundsson 1889 99

Genre. (expected): legal works: 15 (3); family sagas: 4 (4); historical works: 3 (6); legendary sagas: 2 (1); religious works: 2 (9); learned works: 2 (1); contemporary sagas: 2 (2); þættir: 2 (1); romances: 1 (3);