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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gamall adj. [gamlan; compar. & superl. → ellri adj.]

I.

1) [at e-u / í e-u] gammel af år, som har levet længe
 ● gamall at aldri
 ● ungr ok/... gamall
 ● vera á gǫmlum aldri
2) (om sædvane, etc.) eksisterende siden gammel tid, ældgammel
3) [til e-rs] af bestemt alder
  1 lige gammel
  2 så gammel
4) (om fortiden) fra gammel tid, fordums, dalevende
5)
 ● jafn gamall [e-u] lige lang
 ● (hin) gamla ǫld (om páskaǫld)

II. (cogn.)

III. (y. isl.)

IV. (y. no.)

V. (propr. topogr.)

Forms: gamall (55); gamla (25); gamli (24); gamlir (13); gamlan (10); gamler (7); gamle (6); gomlv (5); gǫmul (4); gꜵmol (4); gamallt (3); gamal (3); gomul (3); gỏmul (3); gamals (2); gomlu (2); gaumlum (2); gomvl (2); gamalt (2); gömlum (2); gamalltt (2); gomlom (2); Gamall (2); gammallre (1); gomlum (1); gamlann (1); gavmvl (1); gaumlu (1); gamlæn (1); Gamla (1); gamlar (1); gǫmvl (1); gamvl (1); gömul (1); gỏmlum (1); gꜵmlom (1); gámall (1); gǫmol (1); gammull (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV item (all-) allgamall, (jafn) jafngamall; Fr item allgamall; Hertzb; Suppl4 jamgamall, ofgamall; Bin Gamla, Gamli; Rím; LP; Med; AH item ofgamall; deVr; Fr4 item jafngamall, ofgamall; NO item allgamall, jafngamall, ofgamall; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Bandle 1956 [BA 17] 148f., 299; Finnur Jónsson 1914 [ANF 30] 87; Gering 1916 [ANF 32] 19; Hægstad 1915 42; Hægstad 1916 107; Seip 1955 111, 191, 241, 248, 299; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 94

Genre. (expected): religious works: 57 (52); historical works: 41 (34); family sagas: 25 (24); legal works: 17 (19); learned works: 11 (6); contemporary sagas: 11 (14); romances: 11 (20); charters: 9 (15); legendary sagas: 8 (8); þættir: 7 (4); unclassified: 2 (1);

Þorbjörg Helgadóttir — April 2017