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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

halfa, alfa, “haldw (obl.)” sb. f. [*-u; *-ur]

I.

1) halvdel, del, afdeling
2) halvdel/del (af verden/land/...), distrikt, (item pl. hǫlfur) egn, område
     (propr. comp.):
3) slægtsgren, slægt
4) part (af to), side, (ngns) vegne
 ● af/at hǫlfu [e-rs/e-s]
 ● (af/í) einni hǫlfu ... (af/í) annarri (hǫlfu)
 ● af guðs hǫlfu

cf. “fra el. paa Guds side, d. e. for den kirkelige lovgivnings vedkommende” 251b³⁹

5) (i modificerende udtryk)
 ● (í/af) annarri hǫlfu
 ● fyrir allar hǫlfur
 ● fyrir nǫkkura hǫlfu
6*) ?

II. (y. no.)

Forms: halfu (42); alfu (25); halfur (19); haalfu (11); halfum (7); halfo (7); halfv (7); hálfu (5); alfv (5); halfuo (5); halfa (4); hálfur (4); halfor (3); holfv (3); haalfum (3); alfur (3); haalfur (3); hꜳlfu (3); hꜳlfur (2); halfuu (2); albu (2); halfuuna (2); holfu (2); haulfu (2); hálfum (2); alfbu (1); ꜳ̋lfuo (1); hollfu (1); halfwunnar (1); halfan (1); álfum (1); halvv (1); hallfu (1); halvu (1); holfo (1); halfva (1); aalfor (1); hálfo (1); halfvm (1); hȧlfum (1); hallfuu (1); hꜳlfv (1); halbum (1); hálfuna (1); ꜳlfw (1); allfu (1); hallfuan (1); haldw (1); halfvr (1); halfoɴi (1); halw (1);

Compounds: austr- (39), heims- (2), hǫfuð- (1), norð- (1), norðr- (35), suðr- (17), út- (6), út·suðrs- (1), vest- (1), vestr- (16)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; Anm; Rím; LP; AH; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl -á-

Literature: Bandle 1956 [BA 17] 136; Seip 1955 183; 251, 272

Genre. (expected): religious works: 86 (52); charters: 37 (15); romances: 23 (20); legal works: 21 (18); historical works: 17 (34); contemporary sagas: 4 (14); unclassified: 4 (1); þættir: 3 (4); legendary sagas: 2 (8); learned works: 2 (6); family sagas: 1 (23);

Eva Rode — December 2010