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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

2efna, hefna (cf. Hægstad 1899 37) vb. [-fnd-]

(cf. ¹efna vb.; formmæssigt ambig. exx. så vidt muligt sorteret semantisk)

A.

1) [e-t] [við e-n] [í e-u] [eftir e-u] holde (løfte, etc.), gennemføre, honorere (forpligtelse) ‖ fulfil/keep (a promise), honour, carry out, discharge (an obligation)
2) [e-t] foranstalte, afholde ‖ be carried out, be held

B. efnask

blive holdt/overholdt, blive gennemført ‖ be upheld, be adhered to, be realised, be carried out

Forms: efna (31); efndi (12); efnt (6); efnir (5); hefna (3); efnd (3); hæmfna (2); efndiz (2); Efn (2); éfndu (2); emnt (2); Efna (2); efnðu (1); hæmnir (1); efndv (1); hæmnði (1); ▹e◃fna (1); Efndu (1); æfnt (1); efn (1); æfndi (1); efnzk (1); hæfnir (1); efndí (1); efndisk (1); efndu (1); efnndi (1); æfna (1); efnst (1); enpt (1); efndud (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr ¹efna; Hertzb; Rím; LP; deVr ¹efna; Fr4; NO ¹efna; ÁBlM ¹efna; Bl

Literature: Helgi Sk. Kjartansson pers. 2004 (konsulent april 2004) //; Hægstad 1899 37; Kreutzer 1977 146; Seip 1952 [APS 21] 31; Seip 1955 186

Genre. (expected): historical works: 21 (16); religious works: 20 (24); family sagas: 16 (11); contemporary sagas: 13 (7); legal works: 9 (9); þættir: 4 (2); legendary sagas: 3 (4); romances: 2 (9); learned works: 2 (3); charters: 1 (7);