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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gift, “gifst” sb. f.

1) gift, grace, favour
 ● (guðs) gift (ok) miskunn
 ● gift ins helga anda, gift(ir) heilags anda
2) (good) luck, good fortune (as an innate personal property)
 ● gift ok gæfa
 ● gift ok hamingja
3) stipend due to bishop or priest, cf. ‘prestgift’
4) marriage contract (cf. Wikman 1957 [KLNM 2] 307)

Forms: gipt (27); gift (12); gipter (4); giptt (3); giptar (2); gípter (2); giftar (2); gifter (1); giptum (1); gíft (1); gifft (1); gifstom (1);

Compounds: af- (20), anda- (10), andar- (1), for- (19), friðar- (1), góð- (1), konungs- (1), kvenna- (3), laga- (3), mála- (3), móti- (1), nafna- (1), nafn- (1), prest- (1), reiðu- (2), saka- (23), sakar- (24), sak- (1), sálu- (3), spá·dóms- (2), upp- (1), ǽttar- (2), ǫlmusu- (1)

Gloss.: EJ -pt; ClV (gipt) ; Fr -pt ; Hertzb (gipt); Suppl4 -fst; LP -pt; Med; AH item: gipt; deVr (gipt) ; Fr4 -pt, gifst ; NO item -pt-; ÁBlM

Literature: Hamre 1958 [KLNM 3] 225; Hamre 1960 [KLNM 5] 653 ff.; Hamre 1964 [KLNM 9] 664; Magnús M. Lárusson 1961 [KLNM 6] 378; Maurer 1908 (Kirch) 285, 399; Wikman 1957 [KLNM 2] 307

Genre. (expected): religious works: 31 (15); þættir: 6 (1); legal works: 4 (5); romances: 3 (6); learned works: 3 (2); family sagas: 3 (7); historical works: 3 (9); contemporary sagas: 3 (4); charters: 1 (4);

Christopher Sanders — Marts 2012