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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

hnefi, knefi, “gnefunum” sb. m. [-a; -ar]

I.

1) næve, knyttet hånd
 ● berjask með hnefum
 ● geta í hnefa
 ● lykja/hafa í hnefa sér [e-t]
2) [e-s] (som målangivelse) nævefuld
3) brik i brætspil

cf. Holtsmark 1957 [KLMN 2] 223-224

II. (cogn.)

Forms: hnefa (17); hnefann (8); knefum (4); hnefum (3); næffum (2); hnefanum (2); hnefi (2); neva (2); nefa (2); hneffa (1); hnefan (1); knefana (1); hnefann ... hnefi (1); hnæva (1); hnefar (1); gnefunum (1); knefanum (1); nefum (1); knefa (1); hnæfa (1); nefvm (1); hnefvm (1);

Gloss.: EJ item (knefi); ClV ¹˜²hnefi; Suppl2; Fr item knefi; Hertzb (nefi); Bin item: Nefi; Rím; LP ¹¯®hnefi; Med; deVr ¹¯³hnefi, knefi; Fr4 ¹¯®hnefi, knefi; NO ¹˜²hnefi, knefi; ÁBlM ¹˜²hnefi, ³Hnefi, knefi; Bl

Literature: Clark 2007 [VMS 3] 26; Falk 1914 51; Falk 1919 52; Finnur Jónsson 1934-1935 [APS 9] 294; Holtsmark 1957 [KLNM 2] 224; Seip 1955 216, 229, 292; Sturtevant 1948 [SS 20] 139-141

Genre. (expected): religious works: 17 (14); romances: 10 (6); legal works: 9 (5); legendary sagas: 9 (2); family sagas: 3 (6); charters: 2 (4); learned works: 2 (2); contemporary sagas: 2 (4); historical works: 1 (9);

Alex Speed Kjeldsen — November 2011