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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

1festa sb. f. [-u; -ur]

(formmæssigt ambig. exx. redig. under ¹festr sb. f.)

1) (jur. bindende) overenskomst, garanti, løfte ‖ (legally binding) agreement, pledge, bail
 ● ganga (fram) til festu [fyrir e-m] [við e-n/e-t] [um e-t]
 ● halda festu
 ● selja festu [til ■]
 ● taka festu [til e-s] [af e-m]
2) fæstning (cf. NorskOrdb ²feste def. 6.b ‘festning’) ‖ fortification

Forms: festu (18); festo (10); festv (6); fæstur (2); festa (2); festur (2); festunnar (1); fæsto (1); festor (1);

Compounds: ból- (3), bóls- (1), dóm- (5), eið- (1), hand- (8), hvíldar·stað- (1), laga- (4), lǫg- (10), ó·stað- (3), sala- (1), stað- (136), tak- (2), veð- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; Rím; AH; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl ¹festa (cf. corr.)

Literature: Dennis, Foote & Perkins 2000 367; Skard 1954 [ANF 69] 163

Genre. (expected): historical works: 16 (7); legal works: 9 (4); contemporary sagas: 8 (3); family sagas: 4 (5); religious works: 3 (11); þættir: 2 (1); charters: 1 (3);

Christopher Sanders — December 2010