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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

garpr sb. m.

I.

1) champion, impressive person/figure

(used mainly positively with largely vigorous/physical connotation, but also negatively of an overbearing person/personality - on the negative aspect, cf. etymology in ÁBlM)

2) (of a member of the Hanseatic league in Bergen)

II. (cogn.)

III. (proprial.)

IV. (y. norsk)

Forms: garpr (44); garpar (17); garpa (5); garp (3); garpur (2); garpnum (1); Garp (1); gaurpunum (1); garpe (1); garpurinn (1); garpanar (1); garps (1); gǫrpum (1);

Compounds: hǫrnar- (1), hǫrvar- (1), of- (1), sǽ- (4)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Bin; Rím; LP; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; BL

Literature: Brattegard 1960 [KLNM 5] 207; Guðbrandur Jónsson 1932-1934 39; Kanerva 2011 [CollMed 24] 42; Lie 1961 [KLNM 6] 303; Olsen 1932 [MM 1932] 144

Genre. (expected): family sagas: 53 (9); romances: 7 (7); historical works: 6 (12); legendary sagas: 4 (3); charters: 3 (5); contemporary sagas: 2 (5); þættir: 2 (2); learned works: 1 (2); unclassified: 1 (0);

Christopher Sanders — November 2011