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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

2flóð sb. n.

(cf. ¹flóð sb. f.)

1) open water (river or sea)
2) flow (vs. ebb), high-tide
 ● fullt flóð
 ● flóð ok/... fjara
 ● flóð sǽvar
3) flood, inundation
4) (spec.) biblical flood of the Old Testament (often defin. ‘flóðit’ or as ‘Nóaflóð’)
   ‖  (propr. comp.):
5) tide, overwhelming amount, overwhelming (often dire) event

Forms: flod (19); (14); floð (12); floði (6); flodit (5); flóð (5); flóþ (4); flodinu (3); flodi (3); flód (2); floþ (2); floþi (2); Floð (2); Flodit (2); Noa flod (2); flóþe (1); Noa floð (1); flode (1); Noa flods (1); floþs (1); flods (1); flóðum (1); flood (1); Noa flodi (1); flỏd (1); flóðinv (1); floðet (1); flodunum (1); flodvm (1); Flóð (1); floðe (1); floðit (1); floðinu (1); flóðit (1); floðunum (1);

Compounds: dauða- (1), gleymsku- (1), háska- (1), ó·minnis- (2), salt- (1), synða- (1)

Gloss.: EJ afd. a; ClV; ClVAdd; Fr; Hertzb; Rím; LP; AH; deVr (cf. corr.); Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; BL (cf. corr.)

Literature: Bondevik 1959 [KLNM 4] 421; Molland 1972 [KLNM 17] 627; Reichardt 1930 [ANF 46] 51-52

Genre. (expected): religious works: 50 (27); historical works: 20 (18); contemporary sagas: 11 (7); romances: 7 (11); family sagas: 6 (12); legal works: 4 (10); learned works: 2 (3); þættir: 1 (2); charters: 1 (8); legendary sagas: 1 (4);

Christopher Sanders — Maj 2010