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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

aftann, ·eftann sb. m. [aftans, dat. aftni; aftnar]

1) aften (alm. og oftest brugt synon. med kveld sb. n.), sen eftermiddag og aften (spec. om tidsrum ml. ‘nón’ og ‘náttmál’, cf. miðr aftann infra, tilsynel. med reference dels til kirkelig inddeling af døgnet i ‘horae canonicae’, dels til tidl. no□□□ ‖ evening (the more frequent and general use, as a synonym for kveld sb. n.), late afternoon and evening (used of the period between ‘nón’ and ‘náttmál’, cf. miðr aftann infra, a more specific use apparently based both on the ecclesiastical division of the day into ‘horae canonicae’ and on the earlier Nordic division into ‘ǽttir’)
 ● aftann dags
 ● miðr aftann “midaften”, tidspunkt mellem ‘nón’ og ‘náttmál’ (da solen står i vest) ‖ “mid-evening”, point in time halfway between ‘nón’ and ‘náttmál’ (when the sun is in the west)
 ● miðs aftans tíð vesper, aftensang ‖ vespers, evensong
2) aften før en kirkelig fest- el. højtidsdag, vigilie ‖ eve of a church festival, vigil

Forms: aptan (38); aptans (22); aptaninn (18); apni (8); aptann (6); aptni (5); aptanin (5); aftan (5); aptaniɴ (4); eftan (3); aftaninn (2); eptan (2); æftan (2); aftanen (2); aptanen (2); auptnum (2); aptne (2); aptaɴiɴ (1); apna (1); apní (1); æftanenn (1); aptninum (1); ▹ap◃ni (1); aptanz (1); apne (1); ǫptnum (1); aftaɴen (1); aftanin (1); appne (1); aptninvm (1); æftanen (1); aftnne (1); apttanin (1); aptanꜱ (1); aftans (1);

Gloss.: ClV -pt-; Fr -pt-; Hertzb -pt-; Rím -pt-; LP -pt-; Med -pt-; AH -pt-; AJ -pt-; deVr -pt-; Fr4 -pt- ; NO -pt-; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Beckman 1934 [NK 21] 44; Ejder 1969 114-147; Finnur Magnússon 1844 88; Jansson 1958 [KLNM 3] 393-394; Johannisson 1943 52, 65; Johannisson 1943 53-55

Genre. (expected): religious works: 40 (39); family sagas: 31 (17); historical works: 23 (25); contemporary sagas: 17 (11); legal works: 12 (14); romances: 7 (15); legendary sagas: 7 (6); learned works: 4 (4); charters: 3 (11); þættir: 2 (3);