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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

geil sb. f.

I.

1) (item pl. geilar) narrow or enclosed pathway
2) “gauntlet” (in the phrase ‘run the gauntlet’), cf. gata sb. f., def. 3
 ● gera geilar [e-m]

II. (propr. topogr.)

Forms: geilar (8); geilarnar (7); geil (4); geila (2); gæilar (2); geilunum (2); geilum (1); geylar (1); gæilina (1); Geilarnar (1); gæilenne (1); Giæilar (1);

Compounds: gambara- (2), gras- (1), hafs- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb pl.; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Guðrún Ása Grímsdóttir 1990 [SAGA 28] 204; Hovda 1960 [KLNM 5] 158; Ropeid 1975 [KLNM 19] 617; Svavar Sigmundsson 1979 [Opusc 6] 201

Genre. (expected): historical works: 8 (5); family sagas: 8 (4); contemporary sagas: 5 (2); charters: 5 (2); legal works: 4 (3); þættir: 1 (1);

Christopher Sanders — Juni 2012