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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

eftir·leitun, ·leitan sb. f. [·leitanar/leitunar]

1) [■ / um e-n] eftersøgning, forfølgelse ‖ search(ing), pursuit
2) [e-s] [fyrir hǫnd e-rs] stræben (efter at opnå ngt), bestræbelse ‖ striving/seeking (towards a goal), endeavour
3) [e-s] [e-rs / við e-n] [um e-t] efterforskning, undersøgelse, forhøren sig, forespørgsel, anmodning, insisterende anmodning ‖ investigation, enquiry, questioning, request, insistent pleading

cf. simplex leitun (5)

Forms: eptirleitan (12); eptir leitan (4); epterleitan (2); eptirleítan (2); æftirlæitan (2); æptir leitan (2); eptir-leitan (2); eptir leitonar (1); efter leitanar (1); eptirleitanar (1); eftirleitan (1); Eptirleitan (1); eftir leitan (1); efter leithan (1); epttirleitan (1); eptirleítanín (1); efter leithun (1); eptirleitvn (1); epter ⸢leytanar (1); eftir leiton (1); eptir leitun (1); æptir-leitan (1); eptirleitoɴa (1); efterleithan (1); eptir leítan (1); eptir ... leitan (1);

Compounds: mis·kunnar- (2), spekðar- (1)

Gloss.: EJ (eptirleit) -pt- ; ClV -pt- ; Fr -pt- ; Hertzb -pt- ; NO -pt- ; Bl

Genre. (expected): religious works: 18 (12); historical works: 12 (8); þættir: 4 (1); legal works: 3 (4); charters: 2 (3); romances: 2 (5); family sagas: 2 (5); contemporary sagas: 2 (3);