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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gifting sb. f.

I.

1) marrying off a female relative, match, marriage, betrothal
 ● ráða gifting/giftingu [e-rrar]
2) (of payment in conn. with marriage settlement)

also of the male’s expenses in conn. with securing a marriage settlement

 ● gefa til gifting(ar) [e-rrar] [e-t] [e-rri]
 ● gefa til gifting(ar) [við e-a] [e-t] [e-m]
3) def. 1/2

most often used of the marrying off of female relatives, but also used of the male’s expenses in conn. with securing a marriage settlement

II. (y. no.)

Forms: gipting (13); giptingar (8); gifting (5); giptingum (3); giftingar (3); gyptingo (2); giftinghar (2); giptingu (2); giftinng (1); giptingg (1); giptijngu (1); giptingom (1); gipting (1); giftingær (1); giptinng (1); giftiner (1); giftingum (1);

Compounds: giftu- (1), kven- (2), kvenna- (17), presta- (1)

Gloss.: EJ -pt-; ClV -pt-; Fr -pt- ; Hertzb -pt- ; Rím -pt-; Fr4 -pt-; NO -pt-; BL

Literature: Seip 1955 276

Genre. (expected): legal works: 12 (4); romances: 11 (5); charters: 10 (4); unclassified: 5 (0); historical works: 3 (8); contemporary sagas: 3 (3); legendary sagas: 2 (2); religious works: 1 (12);

Christopher Sanders — December 2011