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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gang sb. n.

1) (pl. gǫng) corridor (connecting parts of a turf-built dwelling/building)
2) (pl.) (in general) passageway, path
3) [ór e-u / (fram) í e-t / á e-t / til e-s] (pl.) right of passage, access
4) (pl.) manner in which an approach to sth. is arranged or progresses
 ● kunna gǫng [at e-u]

cf. the poetic usage in the same sense kunna gǫng at gunni LP 214a

Forms: gaung (5); gǫng (3); gong (3); gꜹng (2); gꝍng (1); gaungum (1); gꜹngin (1); ganghunum (1); gangunum (1); gavng (1); gaungvnum (1); gaungunum (1); gongen (1);

Compounds: herbergis- (1), inn- (1), mis- (5), til- (5), um- (1), út- (1)

Gloss.: ClV pl.; Fr; Hertzb pl.; Rím pl.; LP pl.; Fr4 item: gõng; NO pl. ; ÁBlM (göng) pl.

Literature: Bjorvand 1994 55; Bjorvand 1994 55, 216; Kristján Eldjárn 1960 [KLNM 5] 634; Magnús Gíslason 1956 [KLNM 1] 388; Valtýr Guðmundsson 1889 110, 231; Valtýr Guðmundsson 1889 230, 253; Þór Hjaltalín 2010 [Fornl 2010] 153-155

Genre. (expected): historical works: 8 (4); charters: 7 (2); family sagas: 3 (3); religious works: 2 (6); legal works: 1 (2); romances: 1 (2);

Christopher Sanders — Oktober 2011