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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

jafningi sb. m. [-ja/-a; -jar/-ar]

1) [e-rs/e-s] [at e-u / fyrir e-t / í e-u / til e-s / um e-t] (ngns/ngts) lige/jævnbyrdige (mht. ngt), ligemand
2) (pl. jafningjar) (spec. om “tolf jafningjar” i Karlamagnúss saga)

cf. Kramarz-Bein 2002 133-141 & Andersson 2004 [JEGP 103] 511

3) (oftest pl.) fælle, meningsfælle, tilhænger

Forms: jafningi (15); jafningja (7); iafningi (6); iafningiar (5); jafningjar (4); iamningi (3); iafningia (3); iafningar (2); jafningjum (2); iamningiar (2); jafningiar (2); jafninge (2); iafningivm (1); iafninga (1); íamningar (1); iamníngí (1); jafninngiar (1); jafnningi (1); iafningiom (1); iamningia (1); iafninge (1); iafnningar (1); iafnenge (1); jaffninge (1);

Compounds: guða- (1), meyjar- (1), ó- (1), staf·karls- (1), þrǽls- (2)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Suppl4 jam-; Rím; AH; deVr (jafn); Fr4; NO; ÁBlM (jafn); Bl

Literature: Andersson 2004 [JEGP 103] 511; Kramarz-Bein 2002 133-141; Seip 1944 [ANF 58] 149; Seip 1951 [MM 1951] 15, 31; Seip 1955 163

Genre. (expected): romances: 23 (6); religious works: 13 (16); family sagas: 11 (7); legendary sagas: 8 (3); historical works: 7 (11); contemporary sagas: 3 (5);

Þorbjörg Helgadóttir — August 2011