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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gneisti, neisti, hneisti sb. m.

I.

1) spark, flicker, (item pl. gneistar) smoulderings. embers
2) inspiration, incitement, spur, motivation

II. (cogn.)

Forms: gneisti (12); gneistar (10); gneista (4); neista (3); gneistum (2); gnæista (2); hneista (2); gnæisti (2); neistarnir (1); neistar (1); neiste (1); hneiste (1); gneistvm (1); gneiste (1); neisti (1);

Compounds: ástar- (1), eld- (1), elds- (5), girndar- (2), gleði- (1), losta·semðar- (1), ó·friðar- (1), ǫfundar- (2)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Bin; Rím neisti; LP; AH; deVr (gneista); Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl neisti

Literature: Bandle 1956 [BA 17] 131f.; Hermann Pálsson 1984 [Gripla 6] 40

Genre. (expected): religious works: 19 (11); romances: 7 (4); historical works: 7 (7); contemporary sagas: 3 (3); family sagas: 3 (5); learned works: 3 (1); legendary sagas: 2 (2);

Christopher Sanders — Juli 2012