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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

ifa, yfa vb. [-að-]

(cf. efa vb.)

A.

[e-t / um/of e-t] tvivle (på ngt), være/komme i tvivl (om ngt), være usikker (på ngt), tøve (med ngt) ‖ be doubtful (about sth.), be in doubt (about sth), be uncertain (about sth.), hesitate (over sth.)
 ● ‖ impers.: ifar [e-n] [um e-t] (ngn) er i tvivl (om ngt), tvivl nager (ngn) (mht. ngt) ‖ (sby) is in doubt (about sth.), (sby) has a nagging doubt (about sth.)

B. ifa sik

[í e-u] være/komme i tvivl (om ngt) ‖ entertain doubts (about sth.)

C. ifask

1) [■ / um e-t / í e-u] [í e-u] [af e-u] tvivle (på ngt), være/komme i tvivl (om ngt), være usikker (på ngt), tøve (med ngt) ‖ doubt (sth.), be in doubt (about sth), be uncertain (about sth.), hesitate (over sth.)
2) [e-s] skifte sindelag (mht. ngt), ?fortryde ‖ change one’s mind (with respect to sth.), ?(want to) revoke (sth.)

Forms: ifa (12); ifar (10); ifaz (6); ivaðezt (3); ivaz (2); ifaði (2); ifaþi (2); ifandi (2); ifadizt (1); ifask (1); ifvazt (1); ifaðez (1); ifva (1); ifudu (1); ifazk (1); i vazezc (1); ifvaði (1); iva (1); ifisc (1); jvazc (1); ifir (1); ivar (1); jfa (1); ifaðiz (1); ive (1); ifumzt (1); Ivatz (1); yvazt (1); ífaþi (1); yfvm (1); ife (1); ivazc (1); ífisc (1); ivaðomz (1); ifast (1); ivisk (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV (efa); ClVSuppl; Suppl2; Fr; Hertzb (efa); Suppl4 yfa; AH; AJ; deVr (if sb.); Fr4 item yfa; NO item yfa; ÁBlM (¹if), yfa

Literature: Hægstad 1899 46; Seip 1955 155

Genre. (expected): religious works: 33 (18); historical works: 18 (12); legal works: 8 (6); romances: 6 (7); learned works: 1 (2); family sagas: 1 (8);

Þorbjörg Helgadóttir — Marts 2010