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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

fóstri sb. m.

I.

1) foster-father, mentor
2) foster-son, pupil
3) foster-brother
4) (pl. fóstrar) foster-father and foster-son
5) (of an animal and its master/carer)
6) (as a form of address, respectfully, humoristically, sardonically)
7) fosterer, feeder

II. (cogn.)

Forms: fostra (26); fostri (25); fóstri (17); fóstra (12); fostrar (6); fostre (5); fostrarnir (3); fostrí (2); föstra (1); fóstre (1); fóstrar (1);

Compounds: barn- (5), gjallanda- (4), gull·brár- (1), konungs- (4), lǫg- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; Bin item -fóstri; Rím; LP; AH; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM (fóstur); Bl

Literature: Björn Bjarnason 1905 29; Gering 1916 [ANF 32] 79; Guðbrandur Jónsson 1932-1934 260-263; Helga Kress 1989 [THÍ 4] 142; Jochens 1996 (Mother) 208; Mundal 2002 [NBerg 27] 177-190; Sverrir Tómasson 1988 [Rit 33] 20; Sverrir Tómasson 1988 [THÍ 3] 72

Genre. (expected): historical works: 31 (17); family sagas: 31 (12); religious works: 14 (26); contemporary sagas: 9 (7); þættir: 3 (2); legendary sagas: 3 (4); romances: 3 (10); learned works: 3 (3); legal works: 2 (9);

Christopher Sanders — September 2010