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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gerning, gørning, “giarn-”, “gering” sb. f.

(formmæssigt ambig. exx. redig. under gerningr sb. m.)

1) deed, act

2) (pl. gerningar) magic, witchcraft, sorcery

 ● (fara með) galdra ok/... gerningar

‘galdrar’ (‘spell’) and ‘gerningar’ (‘sorcery/witchcraft’) often seem to be distinguished from one another

Forms: giorningar (4); gerningar (3); gjörningar (1); gǫrningar (1); gerníng (1); giarningh (1); gørningar (1); gerning (1); gerningaʀ (1); giỏrningar (1); gerning (1);

Compounds: endr- (1), góð- (7), ill- (1), mis- (9), rǫk·semða- (1), rǫk·semðar- (1), sátt·máls- (1), til- (4), vel- (3)

Gloss.: EJ (görning); ClV -ö-; ClVSuppl; Fr pl.; Hertzb; LP -ø-; AH; deVr; Fr4 item pl., gjarning; NO pl., item gjarning; ÁBlM

Genre. (expected): religious works: 8 (4); historical works: 2 (3); legal works: 2 (2); legendary sagas: 1 (1); romances: 1 (2); contemporary sagas: 1 (1); charters: 1 (1);

Christopher Sanders — Januar 2012

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