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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

gǫltr, galtr sb. m.

(cf. geltr adj.?)

I.

boar, swine

gǫltr is used mythologically (cf. inter alia sonargǫltr, cf. comments to HeiðrR 54⁵) and of wild animals, rarely of domestic pigs (often represented by svín sb. n.)

II. (cogn.)

Forms: golltr (4); galltar (3); gaulltr (3); gǫllturinn (2); gelltinum (2); göltrinn (2); gelti (2); göltr (2); golltur (1); gꜹlltvr (1); gavlltr (1); gǫllt (1); gellti (1); gaulltrinn (1); gaulltinn (1); gǫltr (1); gælltinum (1); gỏllt (1); gỏlltur (1); gelltí (1); gǫltum (1); goltum (1); galtar (1); galltarinns (1); gelltir (1); gavltur (1); galt (1);

Compounds: ból- (1), gjafar- (1), gjaf- (1), hildi- (1), róðr- (1), sonar- (1), tún- (3), tǫðu- (2), villi- (30)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; ClVSuppl; Fr item galtr; Hertzb; Bin; Rím; LP; deVr item (galti) galtr; Fr4 item galtr; NO item galtr; ÁBlM (galti) #galt(u)r, (göltur); BL

Literature: Ellis 1943 24, 28; Finnur Jónsson 1914 [ANF 30] 92; Holtsmark 1960 [KLNM 5] 652; Ropeid 1972 [KLNM 17] 565; Tolkien 1960 31 note 1

Genre. (expected): legendary sagas: 11 (2); historical works: 7 (7); learned works: 5 (1); religious works: 4 (10); family sagas: 4 (5); legal works: 3 (4); contemporary sagas: 2 (3); romances: 1 (4); þættir: 1 (1); charters: 1 (3);

Christopher Sanders — Oktober 2011