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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gerningr, gørningr sb. m.

(cf. gerning sb. f.)

I.

1) deed, act, event
2) transaction, contract, agreement
3) verdict, decision
4) (pl.) magic, witchcraft, sorcery
 ● fjǫlkynngi ok gerningar
 ● galdrar ok/... gerningar

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

II. (y. no.)

Forms: gerningum (8); giorningum (7); giorning (5); giorningur (4); giỏrning (3); gerningar (3); gerningh (3); gærningum (2); giorningvren (2); gerning (2); gerninga (2); gjörníng (1); giorningvr (1); gørningum (1); gjörningum (1); gerningom (1); görninga (1); gærninga (1); giærningum (1); gerningur (1); gerningrinn (1); giỏrningr (1); giørninge (1); giorningvm (1); georningum (1); gørningar (1); giórningum (1); giorningi (1); gerningsins (1); gernningum (1); gernengh (1); görningum (1); gørningom (1); gerninginn (1); gerningi (1); giorningar (1); garningum (1); gerningr (1); gỏrningum (1); giörningar (1); gørninga (1); giorninga (1);

Compounds: al- (1), ástar- (1), brennu- (1), fullnaðar- (1), góð- (47), ill- (1), mis- (11), ný- (1), ó- (3), til- (18), vel- (64), við- (1), viðr- (2)

Gloss.: EJ (görning); ClV (görning) -ö-; Suppl2; Fr; Rím gjõrningr; AH (gerning); deVr (gerning); Fr4; NO; ÁBlM (gerning); Bl

Literature: Bendixen 1911 13; Boyer 1975 [Gripla 1] 161; Reichborn-Kjennerud 1933 3

Genre. (expected): charters: 21 (5); religious works: 14 (19); romances: 11 (7); legal works: 9 (7); legendary sagas: 4 (3); historical works: 4 (12); family sagas: 3 (9); þættir: 3 (2); contemporary sagas: 2 (5); unclassified: 1 (0);

Christopher Sanders — November 2011