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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

2guð sb. n.

(formmæssigt ambig. exx. redig. under guð sb. m.)

1) deity (an omnipotence unassociated with any specific creed)

a distinction between def. 1 and def. 2 is not always possible

2) (of a heathen god; (pl.) of the Norse pantheon)

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

Forms: guð (12); gvþin (11); gvð (5); gvðin (4); guðin (3); gudín (3); gud (3); guðín (2); gudin (2); gvþ (1); guðen (1); gvðín (1); gudunum (1); gvði (1);

Compounds: bar·daga- (4), dana- (1), eir- (1), fjalla- (3), gras- (1), hafta- (2), hamingju- (1), hanga- (2), heima- (1), hel·vítis- (4), himna- (3), hrafna- (1), hǫfuð- (1), lausungar- (1), náttúru- (2), skurð- (16), skyrð- (1), stein- (1), tré- (2), vana- (1), vanga- (1), vín- (1), ǫndur- (1)

Gloss.: EJ (goð); Fr m. & n.; Hertzb n. & m.; LP; AH; deVr (goð) m. & n. ; Fr4 m. & n.; NO m. & n.; ÁBlM m. & n., (goð)

Genre. (expected): learned works: 15 (2); historical works: 15 (9); religious works: 11 (13); romances: 4 (5); þættir: 3 (1); legal works: 1 (5); family sagas: 1 (6);

Christopher Sanders — Maj 2011