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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

folk sb. n.

I.

1) (coll.) people (in general), human beings
2) the people, the populace, inhabitants (either unspecified or of a particular country, town, etc.), ordinary/common people
   ‖  (propr. comp.):
3) group, host, flock (often of warriors)
4) (of animals) flock
5) (in Christian contexts, of God’s people, an archbishop or a priest’s ‘flock’/congregation, a preacher’s assembly)
6) (of a family/kin or particular racial group)
7) (of a household, i.e. farmworkers, servants, etc. )

II. (y. no.)

Forms: folk (56); folki (30); folkit (13); fólk (11); folks (10); folke (8); folkinu (8); folkeno (4); fólki (4); folkino (4); folkket (3); fólkit (3); folket (3); fólks (3); folc (2); folkid (2); Folkit (2); folkinv (2); fólksins (1); Jsraels folki (1); fólkeno (1); fólkinu (1); folsksinns (1); fólke (1); fȯlk (1); fölk (1); folksins (1); folksens (1); follki (1);

Compounds: á·gǽtis- (1), al·mennings- (3), al·múga- (1), al·þýðis- (1), al·þýðu- (2), ása- (1), at·orku- (1), boðs- (2), bónda- (4), borgar- (2), brúð·hlaups- (1), búanda- (1), byggðar- (2), býjar- (2), bǿjar- (8), dándi- (2), djǫfuls- (1), dular- (1), fá·tǿkis- (8), fítóns·anda- (1), fjánda- (1), fjǫl·kynngis- (2), fót·gǫngu- (1), franzeisa- (1), garðs- (1), gildis- (1), grenndar- (1), guðs- (2), gyðinga- (21), heima- (7), heimilis- (2), hel·vítis- (2), heraðs- (2), her- (14), hernaðar- (4), herra- (1), himin·ríkis- (1), hirð- (1), hof- (23), hrein·lífis- (2), hús- (1), hvers·dags- (1), ill·þýðis- (11), innan·lands- (2), júða- (1), karla- (3), karl·manna- (2), kirkju- (1), klaustra- (4), klerka- (1), kven- (4), kvenna- (6), land- (19), lands- (62), leiðangrs- (7), leigu- (1), leik- (5), mann- (44), ó·fagnaðar- (1), orku- (1), ó·þjóða- (1), ó·þýðis- (1), riddara- (3), ríkis- (7), risa- (1), skemmtanar- (1), skip- (1), skrifta- (1), skuldar- (1), smá- (1), sóknar- (12), staðar- (14), sveina- (2), sveitar- (1), til·kvámu- (1), undir- (10), veraldar- (4), vilðar- (3), vilðis- (1), vinnu- (5), virðinga- (1), virkðar- (1), vǽndis- (1), vǫku- (1), þénustu- (1), þinga- (6), þing- (3), þjónustu- (4), þrǽla- (2), ǽtt- (2), ǫlmusu- (5)

Gloss.: EJ -ó-; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; LP; Med; AH; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Cole 2015 [SB 39] 24-26, 37; Falk 1914 49; Gunnar F. Guðmundsson 2000 66, 147; Lundahl 1940 [ANF 55] 47-48; Richardson 1975 261-270; Saxtorph 1966 [KLNM 11] 628; Seip 1955 109

Genre. (expected): religious works: 75 (47); historical works: 33 (31); romances: 17 (18); legal works: 13 (17); charters: 12 (14); contemporary sagas: 9 (13); family sagas: 7 (21); learned works: 5 (5); legendary sagas: 4 (8); unclassified: 4 (1);

Christopher Sanders — Oktober 2010