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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

2goð sb. n.

(cf. ¹goð sb. m.)

I.

1) deity, god

(an omnipotence unassociated with any specific creed)

2) (spec.) (of the Christian god)

as noted in Fr guð m. & n. there is no meaningful distribution of the forms guð and goð corresponding to a distinction between heathen and Christian deities

3) (spec.) (of a heathen god, also of the Norse pantheon)
   ‖  (propr. comp.):

II. (poet.)

Forms: goþin (20); god (12); goþ (9); goð (8); goðin (7); goþe (7); goþa (6); godin (4); godith (3); goþaɴa (3); godum (3); goþvm (3); goþs (3); goðum (2); goþvnvm (2); godinu (2); godunum (2); goda (2); godjn (1); goþanna (1); Godit (1); goðið (1); goðín (1); godid (1); godanna (1); goðinu (1); goðit (1); goþom (1); goðonum (1); godvnvm (1);

Compounds: blót- (2), dana- (1), drauma- (1), engils·manna- (1), gráta- (1), heima·skurð- (1), hǫfuð- (1), orrustu- (2), saxa- (1), sigr- (1), skánunga- (2), skurð- (70), skyrð- (2), sólar- (3), svía- (2), sǽvar- (2), tré- (1), vana- (1), veraldar- (1), vín- (1)

Gloss.: EJ side: guð; ClV pl.; Fr m. & n.; Hertzb 'i skurgoð'; Rím; LP; AH; deVr m. & n. ; Fr4; NO m. & n.; ÁBlM; BL

Literature: Bandle 1956 [BA 17] 200; Ljunggren 1959 [KLNM 4] 52; Olsen 1932 (GrønRun) 239-240; Vilhjálmur Finsen 1883 599

Genre. (expected): religious works: 35 (29); learned works: 34 (3); historical works: 14 (19); family sagas: 13 (13); legendary sagas: 7 (5); romances: 5 (11); þættir: 1 (2); legal works: 1 (10);

Christopher Sanders — September 2011