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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

frú, “frou” sb. f.

I.

1) lady (ɔ: woman of some social standing, married or unmarried)
2) (of a woman of influence of the highest rank)
3) mistress (referring to the female head of a household, court, etc.; also used synonymously with húsfreyja sb. f.)
4) wife
5) (of a mistress/lover)
6) (as part of a title, in conn. with ‘abbadís’, etc.)
7) “Lady”, “Madam” (as titular introduction to a proper name)
8) “Madam” (in polite address)
9) (of the Blessed Virgin Mary)

II. (y. no)

Forms: fru (78); frv (41); frú (30); frúr (6); frur (5); fruinnar (5); frun (5); frvinnar (4); Fru (3); frw (3); fruina (2); frurnar (2); fruna (2); Frú (2); frurinar (2); frou (2); frov (2); frvennar (2); fruína (1); fruarinnar (1); frunnar (1); fru̇innar (1); frű (1); frúen (1); Frv́ (1); fruen (1); frunar (1); Fruin (1); ffrv (1); frúinnar (1); fruni (1); frúna (1); fruinn (1);

Compounds: eigin·hús- (9), guðs·jung- (1), hús- (122), jung- (156), keisara- (1), klaustra- (1), klaustr- (2), vilðis- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClVSuppl; Fr item frov; Hertzb; Fischer item frou, frov; Rím; LP; AH; Fr4 item -trú; NO item frov; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Bandle 1956 [BA 17] 252; Bjarni Einarsson 1969 31; Hallberg 1982 [ANF 97] 19; Hamre 1961 [KLNM 6] 509; Hægstad 1916 178; Hægstad 1917 79; Höfler 1931 [ANF 47] 278; Kjellberg 1974 [KLNM 18] 399; Magnús M. Lárusson 1961 [KLNM 6] 512; Seip 1955 116, 210; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 43, 98, 160

Genre. (expected): romances: 76 (22); religious works: 57 (56); historical works: 27 (36); charters: 24 (16); legendary sagas: 14 (9); contemporary sagas: 5 (15); legal works: 4 (20); unclassified: 2 (1); learned works: 1 (6); family sagas: 1 (25);

Christopher Sanders — September 2010