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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

girnd sb. f.

1) [e-s] (natural/positive in terms of Christian morality) longing, desire
2) [e-s] (unnatural/negative in terms of Christian morality) (false) desire, craving
 ● jarðlig/veraldlig girnd
 ● rǫng/ill/óleyfð girnd
3) [e-rs/e-s / til e-rs/e-s / e-rra í milli] (spec.) (of sexual lust)
 ● girnd holdsins, holdlig girnd
 ● girnd líkamsins, líkamlig girnd
4*) ?desire for aggrandisement, ambition

Forms: girnd (40); girndum (9); girndir (6); girndar (5); girnder (3); girnþer (3); girnnd (2); girnþom (2); girnþ (2); girndvm (2); girnþdom (1); gírnd (1); girnð (1); girnðvm (1); girndin (1); girn (1); girnðum (1); girnþen (1); gyrnd (1); girnða (1); girnþir (1); girndarinnar (1); girnda (1);

Compounds: á- (60), eigin- (1), eymðar·á- (1), fé- (6), fjár·á- (4), fram- (5), fyrir- (1), góð- (24), grimmðar- (1), heims- (3), hernaðar·á- (1), hjarta- (2), holds- (1), ill- (16), jafn- (2), kapp- (2), kvenna- (1), kviðar- (1), líkams- (2), losta- (16), losta·semis- (1), lost- (1), mann- (1), metnaðar- (4), munúðar- (1), munúð·lífis- (1), mútu- (1), ofr·á- (1), ofr- (1), ó·jafn- (1), ó·leyfðar- (2), saur·lífis- (2), sín- (1), skraut- (2), veraldar- (4), yfir- (31)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; LP -nð; AH; deVr (girna); Fr4 girn; NO; Walter; ÁBlM (girna); Bl

Literature: Bandle 1956 [BA 17] 162, 237; Seip 1955 273; Walter 1976 94, 106

Genre. (expected): religious works: 59 (23); historical works: 12 (15); contemporary sagas: 4 (6); romances: 4 (9); legal works: 3 (8); legendary sagas: 2 (4); learned works: 2 (3); charters: 1 (7);

Christopher Sanders — September 2011