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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

eðli, øðli, eyðli sb. n. [-s; dat. -um]

1) substans, materie, stof ‖ substance, matter
2) oprindelse, herkomst ‖ origin, descent, extraction
 ● ǽtt ok/... eðli
3) [til e-s] [af e-u/e-m] natur ɔ: iboende (fysisk/åndelig) natur, (sandt) væsen, (naturlig) tilstand, egenart, (grundlæggende) egenskaber, karakteristika ‖ nature ɔ: inherent (physical/spiritual) nature, (true) nature, (natural) state, character, (innate) properties, characteristics
 ● eðlis hørende til (menneskets) natur ‖ inherent in (human) nature
 ● at eðli, af eðli, í eðli (sínu) af natur (fysisk/åndeligt), af væsen ‖ by nature (physically/spiritually), in essence
 ● mannligt eðli (fysisk) menneskelig natur, menneskelige egenskaber, menneskeskikkelse ‖ (physical) human nature, human properties, human form
 ● rétt eðli rette (iboende) natur ‖ true (inherent) nature
4) ?køn ‖ ?gender
5) [til e-s] potens, evne (til forplantning) ‖ potency, (reproductive) ability
6) naturen ɔ: naturens orden, (naturlig) betingelse/vilkår ‖ nature ɔ: natural order, (natural) condition
7) ?befrugtende faktor/agent (cf. blóð sb. n. def. 7) ‖ ?of a fecundatory factor/agent
8) foster, afkom (metat. for elði sb. n.?) ‖ embryo, progeny

Forms: edli (26); eðli (20); edle (9); æðli (8); øðle (5); øþle (5); øðli (5); eþli (5); eþle (5); oþle (4); eðlí (3); øþli (3); ǫðli (3); ødli (3); óþli (2); æðrli (2); edlis (2); ęþle (2); ęðli (1); ǫþli (1); edile (1); ỏþli (1); øþlis (1); eþlet (1); øðles (1); ædli (1); eðle (1); ęþli (1); eyðlis (1); æðliꜱ (1); eðlis (1); eðlinu (1); edles (1); eþlom (1); eyðli (1);

Compounds: alda- (4), aldar- (1), andar- (1), arnar- (1), dúfu- (1), einka- (1), einkar- (1), engils- (1), engla- (1), goð·dóms- (1), jarðar- (1), kvenna- (1), líkams- (3), mann·dóms- (2), mann·kyns- (1), manns- (6), meyjar- (2), náttúru- (2), stein·geitar- (1), virðingar- (1)

Gloss.: EJ öðli; ClV item öðli; Fr item öðli; Hertzb; Rím; LP item øðli; AH item øðle; AJ; deVr; Fr4 item -eyðli, øðli; NO item øðli; ÁBlM item (öðli) #øðli; Bl

Literature: Evans 1975 [ANF 90] 88; Helgi Sk. Kjartansson pers. 2004 (konsulent april 2004) ; Hægstad 1899 37; Kaiser 1998 283; Konráð Gíslason 1882 [ANOH 1881] 224-225; Leijström 1934 [ANF 50] 312-313; Lundahl 1944 [ANF 58] 14-15; Salvesen 1968 36-38, 62, 63

Genre. (expected): religious works: 87 (34); historical works: 12 (22); romances: 9 (13); contemporary sagas: 5 (9); legendary sagas: 5 (5); learned works: 4 (4); family sagas: 3 (15); legal works: 2 (12); charters: 1 (10); þættir: 1 (3);