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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gaurr sb. m.

boor, brute, ruffian

extremely negative, almost exclusively witnessed (in contrast to knightlihood) in ‘riddara sǫgur’

 ● vándr gaurr

Forms: gaurr (12); gaur (4); Gaur (2); gavrr (1); gaurum (1); gavʀ (1); Gauʀ (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Rím -r; LP; deVr (cf. corr.); NO; ÁBlM (¹gaur); Bl

Literature: Kölbing 1898 [ASB 7] 17

Genre. (expected): romances: 19 (2); legendary sagas: 2 (1); learned works: 1 (1);

Christopher Sanders — Juni 2012