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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

fífl sb. n. [; -]

I.

tåbe, tosse, idiot ‖ fool, halfwit, idiot
 ● fífl ok/... afglapi

II. (cogn.)

Forms: fifl (10); fífl (8); fiflinu (2); Fífl (2); fyfl (2); fifla (1); fifli (1); fiflit (1); Fifl (1);

Compounds: á·eggjanar- (1), dala- (1), eggjanar- (2), eld·hús- (3), ginningar- (3), half- (1), hleypi- (2), leiði- (1), rennis- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Bin -fífl, Fífl-; Rím; LP -i-; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Sturtevant 1934 [JEGP 33] 95

Genre. (expected): family sagas: 12 (3); romances: 8 (3); religious works: 2 (7); þættir: 2 (1); legendary sagas: 1 (1); charters: 1 (2); historical works: 1 (5); learned works: 1 (1);

Christopher Sanders — Januar 2011