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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

1ekkja sb. f. [-u; -ur, gen. ekkna]

1) (enlig/ugift) kvinde ‖ (single/unmarried) woman
2) enke ‖ widow
3) kvinde som må leve adskilt fra sin ægtemand (cf. Foote 2003 [ÍF 15], 215.05 note) ‖ woman who must live apart from her husband
4) græsenke ‖ grass-widow

Forms: eckia (16); ekkja (6); Eckia (4); eckiu (3); ekkia (3); ekkna (2); eckium (2); eckiur (2); eckivm (2); Ekkia (2); eckiv (2); ekkiu (1); ekkiur (1); eckivr (1); ækkia (1); ekior (1); eckivnni (1); ękiu (1); eckior (1); ækna (1); ækkiu (1); æccia (1); ecknanna (1); ekkio (1); eckiom (1); ækkior (1); ekkjunnar (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; ClVAdd; Fr; Hertzb; HertzbTill; Bin -ekkja; LP; AH; AJ; deVr ¹ekkja; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM ¹ekkja; BL

Literature: Frimannslund 1958 [KLNM 3] 683-685; Gunnar F. Guðmundsson 2000 206; Heinrichs 2000 103-104; Holtsmark 1957 [KLNM 2] 659; Seip 1955 52, 284; Ólafur Lárusson 1958 [KLNM 3] 685

Genre. (expected): legal works: 25 (6); religious works: 11 (16); family sagas: 6 (7); contemporary sagas: 6 (4); learned works: 3 (2); unclassified: 2 (0); charters: 2 (5); legendary sagas: 2 (3); historical works: 2 (10); romances: 1 (6);