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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

elda·hús sb. n. [-s]

(cf. eldhús sb. n.)

1) rum med ildsted/arne (særskilt bygning el. rum bygget sammen med gårdens øvrige rum), gårdens beboelsesafdeling (for ophold, spisning, søvn) ‖ room with a fireplace/hearth (a separate building or a room integrated in the other farm buildings), the farm’s principal living quarters (for sitting, eating, sleeping)
2) (spec. om gildesal/gæstehus ‖ spec. of a feast hall)
3) køkkenhus/køkken (særskilt bygning el. rum adskilt fra opholdsrummet ‘stofa’) ‖ kitchen (a separate building or a room separate from the living room ‘stofa’)

cf. simplex hús (513)

Forms: ellda hus (3); eldahusino (2); eldahús (2); elldahús (2); elldahus (2); ellda-huse (2); elldahúsit (1); eldahúss (1); ellda huset (1); ellda- ... hus (1); ellda-husins (1); ellda husi (1); (1); ellda hús (1); elldahuss (1); elldahúsi (1); elldahusínu (1); eldahusith (1); elldahúss (1); ellda husit (1); ellda husínu (1); elldahvs (1);

Gloss.: EJ (eldr); ClV (eldhús); Fr; Rím; Fr4; NO

Literature: Falk 1911 [MM 1910] 68; Kristján Eldjárn 1958 [KLNM 3] 558; Valtýr Guðmundsson 1889 200-206

Genre. (expected): family sagas: 17 (3); contemporary sagas: 5 (2); historical works: 2 (5); religious works: 2 (8); legendary sagas: 2 (1); þættir: 1 (1);