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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

geldingr, geldungr, “gelling-”, “gellung” sb. m.

(cf. gjǫldungr sb. m.)

1) (item coll.) barren sheep (spec. wether in the sense ‘castrated ram’, castrated yearling)

cf. geldr adj. used of female stock (Fr) & geldfé sb. n. ‘dry stock’

2) castrated horse
3) castrated man, eunuch

Forms: gelldinga (9); gelldingar (8); geldinga (6); geldingar (5); gellding (4); gelldingr (3); geldínga (3); gelldingi (2); gelldings (2); geldingrinn (2); geldingum (2); geldingarnir (2); gelldingur (2); gielldingur (2); geldingunum (1); Gelldingr (1); Gelldingur (1); gielldingz (1); gellung (1); gielldings (1); gælldingr (1); gelldungar (1); gelding (1); gielldinng (1); gelldinga (1); gelldingum (1); geldengr (1); geldings (1); gelldingsinꜱ (1); gelldinɢ (1); geldingr (1); gelldinginn (1); gelldingvm (1);

Compounds: al- (1), alls- (2), arðs- (1), forystu- (6)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV item gellungr; Fr; Hertzb; deVr (²gelda); Fr4; NO; ÁBlM (geldur); Bl

Literature: Bernström 1960 [KLNM 5] 46; Bø 1963 [KLNM 8] 332; Matthiessen 1964 [KLNM 9] 597

Genre. (expected): family sagas: 21 (8); contemporary sagas: 12 (5); religious works: 12 (18); charters: 9 (5); legal works: 8 (7); romances: 6 (7); legendary sagas: 1 (3); learned works: 1 (2); historical works: 1 (12);

Christopher Sanders — September 2011