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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gaman, “gafni” (dat. sg.) sb. n.

1) [at e-u/e-m] [e-m] fun, fun and games, amusement, pleasure
 ● bregða á/í gaman [e-u] [við e-n]
 ● gera at gamni (ok gabbi) [e-t] [sér]
 ● gera gaman [af e-u / at e-m/e-u] [sér]
 ● gera til gamans [e-t] [sér]
 ● gleði ok gaman
 ● glens ok gaman
 ● hafa gaman [af e-m/e-u]
 ● hafa at gamni [e-t]
 ● hafa til gamans [e-t]
 ● henda gaman [at e-m/e-u] [sér]
 ● mǽla í gamni, mǽla at gamni sér [e-t]
 ● mǽla gaman [við e-n] [sér]
 ● gaman ok skemmtun
 ● spyrja í gamni [e-n]
 ● tala/svara með gamni
 ● þykkir gaman [e-t / at e-u] [e-m]
2) (a form of) entertainment (for others), play
3) (of erotic exploits)

Forms: gaman (79); gamans (21); gamni (15); gamne (8); gamann (4); Gaman (2); gafni (2); gafne (2); gamanit (1); gamnni (1); gamanz (1); gammans (1);

Compounds: augna- (3), barna- (2), eyrna- (2), hvers·dags- (1), létti- (1), of- (1), ó- (2)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; Suppl4; Rím; LP; AH; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; BL

Literature: Bandle 1956 [BA 17] 107; Barnes 1989 [ANF 104] 80ff.; Finnur Jónsson 1914 [ANF 30] 88; Fowkes 1943 [JEGP 42] 269-270; Gering 1916 [ANF 32] 20; Holtsmark 1961 [KLNM 6] 257; Kalinke 1979 [APS 32] 244; Seip 1955 180; Sverrir Tómasson 1988 [Rit 33] 132

Genre. (expected): historical works: 30 (23); family sagas: 30 (16); religious works: 26 (36); romances: 19 (14); legendary sagas: 12 (6); contemporary sagas: 8 (10); þættir: 6 (3); learned works: 3 (4); legal works: 3 (13);

Christopher Sanders — Januar 2012