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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

forkr sb. m.

I.

1) staff, pole, stick
2) pole with an iron prong, principally a boathook (cf. Falk 1912 26, Falk 1914 77-78)

possible associations with Old English, cf. DOE *?for-cyle, ?*forcel

II. (cogn.)

Forms: fork (11); forkum (6); forka (6); forkr (3); forkinum (2); forki (2); forca (2); forkar (2); forkur (1); forc (1); forkvm (1);

Compounds: svika- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Suppl2; Fr; FrErr3; Hertzb; Fischer; Bin item -forkr; Rím; LP; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Bugge 1905 200; Falk 1912 26; Falk 1914 77 f.

Genre. (expected): historical works: 17 (6); legendary sagas: 6 (2); family sagas: 4 (4); romances: 4 (4); religious works: 3 (10); contemporary sagas: 2 (3); legal works: 1 (3);

Christopher Sanders — August 2010