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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

1galdr sb. m.

I.

1) (usually pl.) sorcerous incantation, magic spell, sorcery, witchcraft, magic
 ● galdr/galdrar ok/... fjǫlkynngi/forneskja
 ● galdrar ok/... gerningar

‘galdrar’ (‘spell’) and ‘gerningar’ (‘sorcery/witchcraft’) seem often to be distinguished from one another

 ● kveða galdra [yfir e-u]
2) (of product/result of sorcery)

II. (cogn.)

III. (proprial.)

Forms: galldra (18); galldr (8); golldrum (6); galdra (6); galldur (3); galldrar (3); galdrar (3); galdr (3); galdri (2); galldri (2); golldrvm (2); galdrum (2); Galdra (2); goldrum (2); gỏlldrum (2); gaulldrum (2); Galdrar (1); gøldrom (1); Galldra (1); gólldrum (1); gauldrom (1); galldrum (1); galldrinn (1); gꜵldrum (1); galldre (1); gǫlldrum (1); gølldrom (1);

Compounds: fjánda- (1), goranar- (1), hana- (2), han- (1), hel- (1), seið- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr ²galdr; Hertzb pl.; Bin Galdra-; Rím; LP; AH; deVr ¹galdr ; Fr4; NO ²galdr; ÁBlM; BL

Literature: Bø 1961 [KLNM 6] 607; Crozier 2007 [Gardar 37] 35; Dillmann 2006 119-121; Gallo 2006 [SS 78] 3; Halvorsen 1960 [KLNM 5] 159, 160; Hovda 1945 [MM 1945] 114; Hultgård 2007 [ScriptIsl 57] 132; Lindquist 1923 1-193; Meylan 2011 [VMS 7] 108-109, 112, 119; Motz 1996 [ANF 111] 84; Raudvere 2005 [VMS 1] 191; Reichborn-Kjennerud 1944 1; Seip 1955 158; Sverdrup 1911 [ANF 27] 20

Genre. (expected): religious works: 22 (20); romances: 13 (8); legal works: 8 (7); family sagas: 7 (9); historical works: 7 (13); legendary sagas: 6 (3); þættir: 5 (2); learned works: 4 (2); contemporary sagas: 4 (6); charters: 1 (6);

Christopher Sanders — November 2011