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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gabb, “kab” sb. n.

1) [við e-n] mockery, scoffing, ridicule, jibe, insult, trick
 ● gera (sér) gabb [af e-u]
 ● gera (sér) at gabbi (ok gamni) [e-t]
 ● gera ... gabb [at e-m/e-u]
 ● gera til gabbs [e-n]
 ● gabb ok/... glenna/...
 ● gabb ok háð
 ● gabb ok spott
 ● gabb ok skǫmm/...
2) madness, delusion
3) (spec.) (in association with words expressing the colour ‘grey’)

Forms: gabb (26); gabbi (20); gabbe (5); gabs (5); kab (2); gabbit (1);

Compounds: háðungar- (2), spott·semðar- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Fischer; Rím; AH; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM (gabba); BL

Literature: Fischer 1909 88, 100; Kramarz-Bein 1999 75

Genre. (expected): historical works: 21 (10); religious works: 18 (15); romances: 10 (6); family sagas: 4 (7); legendary sagas: 4 (2); þættir: 1 (1); contemporary sagas: 1 (4);

Christopher Sanders — December 2012