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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

eið·svari sb. m. [-a; -ar]

1) [e-rs] mededsmand (cf. Andersson & Gade 2000, 460) ‖ compurgator
2) undersåt som har svoret trofasthed over for sin herre, edsvoren ‖ subject who has sworn loyalty to a lord, sworn follower
3) [e-rs] [til e-s / við e-t] medsammensvoren (person) ‖ sworn confederate

cf. simplex -svari (0)

Forms: eiðsvarar (5); eiþsvarar (3); eiðsvara (2); eiðsvare (1); eiðsuarar (1); eidsuarar (1); eiðsvǫrum (1); eydsvara (1); eidzsvara (1); eiðsvari (1); æiðsvari (1); eidsuara (1); æiðsvarar (1);

Compounds: konungs- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; LP; NO; BL

Literature: Hamre 1961 [KLNM 6] 570; Maurer 1907Ï 170

Genre. (expected): historical works: 9 (3); religious works: 3 (5); contemporary sagas: 3 (1); romances: 2 (2); legal works: 1 (2); learned works: 1 (1); family sagas: 1 (2);