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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

ambátt, ambótt, ǫmbótt sb. f. [-ar, dat. -u/-; -ir/-ar (ambottor EiðKrA 391²²)]

1) trælkvinde, slavinde, tjenestekvinde ‖ slave-woman, serving woman
2) frille ‖ concubine
3) (Guds, etc.) tjenerinde, nonne ‖ (God’s, etc.) handmaid, nun

Forms: ambatt (28); ambátt (12); ambattir (10); ambattar (7); ambot (4); ambáttar (3); ambott (3); ambatter (2); ꜵmbótt (2); ambáttir (2); Ambáttin (2); ambattirnar (2); ambött (2); ambottar (2); Ammbatt (2); ambót (1); ambáttina (1); ambótt (1); ambótar (1); ambattarinnar (1); ambaᴛar (1); ambatir (1); ambotaʀ (1); ambááttum (1); ambattu (1); ammbatt (1); ambotom (1); ambotto (1); ambater (1); ambattvm (1); ambottor (1);

Gloss.: ClV; Fr; Hertzb; HertzbTill -bott; Suppl4 -bótt; Fischer -ótt; Rím; LP -bòtt; AH -bótt; AJ item ambótt; deVr; Fr4; NO item õmbótt; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Dennis, Foote & Perkins 2000 369; Ebel 1993 158-160; Ebel 1993 158-160, 169-170; Karras 1988 301; Mundal 2001 111-112; Samson 1992 179ff.; Vilhjálmur Finsen 1883 709-711; Wilde-Stockmeyer 1978 46-47

Genre. (expected): religious works: 44 (26); legal works: 18 (9); family sagas: 13 (12); historical works: 8 (17); contemporary sagas: 5 (7); romances: 4 (10); learned works: 3 (3); legendary sagas: 3 (4); þættir: 1 (2);