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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

drótt·seti sb. m. [-a; -ar]

1) hovmester (ɔ: embedsmand som sammen med ‘skenkjari’ forestår husholdningen ved hoffet) ‖ court steward (ɔ: the official who, together with the ‘skenkjari’, runs the royal household)
2) drost, rigshovmester (ɔ: rigets ledende administrator), rigsforstander (formynder for mindreårig regent el. regents stedfortræder) ‖ chancellor/steward (ɔ: a country’s leading administrator), regent (during a sovereign’s minority or as a sovereign’s deputy)
3) (ved romersk kejsers hof) læremester, lærer (cf. ODS Hovmester def. 2) ‖ (at the court of a Roman emperor) mentor, instructor

cf. simplex -seti (0)

Forms: drotsete (3); drottseti (3); drotzsete (2); drotseta (2); drótt seti (2); drotseti (2); drottsetti (1); dróttsetínn (1); drotzætanom (1); droteta (1); drozeta (1); drotzete (1); drotsette (1); drotzsæte (1); drozatans (1); drozete (1); drotzseta (1); drottseta (1); drotzsæta (1); drotsæta (1); dróttseta (1); drotsetiɴ (1); drottsetta (1); drozsetta (1); drozata (1); drottsetar (1); dróttseti (1); drottsete (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; ClVSuppl; Fr; Hertzb; Fischer; AJ; deVr (drótt); Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Bugge 1905 78; Franzén 1961 [KLNM 6] 192; Hamre 1961 [KLNM 6] 574; Hamre 1961 [KLNM 6] 630; Hesselman 1912 55 n., 78; Hægstad 1902 18; Hægstad 1916 106; Johnsen & Rosén 1958 [KLNM 3] 338-348; Lustig 1982 [MSc 11] 214; Maurer 1907Ï 187-188; Seip 1934 94; Seip 1955 289; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 105, 119, 209, 229, 361

Genre. (expected): charters: 12 (3); legal works: 8 (3); historical works: 8 (6); unclassified: 3 (0); religious works: 2 (10); contemporary sagas: 1 (3); legendary sagas: 1 (2); þættir: 1 (1);