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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

aldri adv.

(cf. aldrei adv., aldrigi adv., aldrigin adv., aldrigit adv., aldrigu adv.)

1) aldrig ‖ never
 ● aldri um aldr aldrig nogen sinde ‖ never ever
 ● aldri enn endnu aldrig ‖ never yet
 ● aldri fyrr/áðr/síðan/oftarr
 ● aldri fyrr/áðr (en) aldrig med mindre, aldrig hvis ikke ‖ never unless
2) nogen sinde ‖ ever
 ● aldri fyrr
3) ikke, slet ikke, ingenlunde ‖ not, not at all, in no way whatsoever
4)
 ● aldri at síðr ikke desto mindre ‖ nonetheless, notwithstanding
5)
 ● aldri svá om end aldrig så, uanset hvor ‖ regardless of how

Forms: alldri (65); aldri (35); alldre (17); Aldri (5); Alldri (3); aldre (1); ældri (1); allre (1); alldrei (1); allri (1); alre (1); all▹dri◃ (1);

Gloss.: ClV; Fr; Hertzb aldrigi; Rím; LP (aldrigi); Med -lld-; AJ; deVr; NO

Literature: Kock 1895 [ANF 11] 125

Genre. (expected): romances: 29 (14); religious works: 28 (35); family sagas: 24 (16); legendary sagas: 14 (6); contemporary sagas: 8 (10); legal works: 8 (12); historical works: 7 (23); learned works: 6 (4); þættir: 5 (3); charters: 3 (10);