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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

af·bragð sb. n. [-s]

(cf. afbrigði sb. n.)

I. A.

1) A [í ■ / á !] (usædvanlig) fortræffelighed/pragt ‖ (unusual) excellence/magnificence
 ● með afbragði (usædvanlig) pragtfuld ‖ (unusually) excellent, outstanding
2) A [e-s / um e-n fram] [í e-u] (sb. brugt svarende til adj.; om ngn/ngt) ngt ypperligt/enestående/fremragende/pragtfuldt (frem for ngt/ngn) (mht. ngt) ‖ (noun as equivalent of an adj.; of sby/sth.) sth. excellent/outstanding/magnificent (in comparison with sth./sby) (in respect of sth.)
 ● afbragð annarra/... manna/... [í e-u / at e-u / um e-t / fyrir sakir e-s] ngt ypperligt frem for andre (ɔ: som overgår andre) (mht. ngt) ‖ of outstanding quality compared with others (ɔ: surpassing others) (in respect of sth.)

B. afbragðs (gen. sg. = adv.)

B overmåde ‖ exceedingly

II. (cogn.)

II

cf. simplex bragð (257)

Forms: afbragð (25); afbragd (11); afbragðs (2); abbragd (2); afbragde (2); afbragþ (2); abbragð (1); afbragdi (1); affbragd (1);

Gloss.: ClV; Fr; Bin; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Lindroth 1909 [ANF 25] 99

Genre. (expected): family sagas: 13 (6); romances: 10 (5); legendary sagas: 8 (2); historical works: 6 (8); þættir: 4 (1); contemporary sagas: 4 (3); religious works: 2 (12);