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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

ekkju·dómr sb. m. [dat. -i]

1) enkestand ‖ widowhood
 ● sitja í ekkjudómi sidde i enkestand, leve som enke ‖ live as a widow
2) (om kirke hvis biskop er død ‖ of a church whose bishop has died)
3) (forpligtelse til) seksuel afholdenhed pga. enkestand ‖ (duty to observe) sexual abstention on account of widowhood
4) ugift status, seksuel afholdenhed ‖ unmarried status, sexual abstention

Forms: ekkjudóm (3); eckiudomi (2); ekkiudomir (1); eckivdomi (1); eckiudom (1); eckio dóm (1); eckiodóm (1); ekkjudómi (1); ekkiudom (1);

Gloss.: EJ (ekkja); ClV (ekkja); ClVSuppl; Suppl2; Fr; Hertzb; NO; Bl

Literature: Gunnar F. Guðmundsson 2000 206

Genre. (expected): religious works: 8 (3); unclassified: 1 (0); legal works: 1 (1); historical works: 1 (2); contemporary sagas: 1 (1);