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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

kempa, kenpa sb. f. [-a; -ur]

I.

stærk modig mand, helt, kriger

II. (y. no.)

Forms: kempa (15); kempur (12); kenpa (6); kempu (3); kiempa (3); kempunni (2); kenpur (2); kempan (1); Kæmppe (1); kenpvm (1); kenpvr (1); kempum (1); Kæmppa (1);

Compounds: hǫfuð- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV item kenpa; Fr item kenpa; Fischer; Rím; LP kenpa; deVr; Fr4; NO item kenpa; ÁBlM ²kempa, item kenpa; BL

Literature: Bugge 1875 [ANOH 1875] 232; Seip 1938 147; Seip 1955 52, 293

Genre. (expected): legendary sagas: 15 (2); romances: 14 (5); historical works: 9 (8); family sagas: 6 (6); religious works: 2 (12); unclassified: 2 (0); learned works: 1 (1);

Ellert Þór Jóhannsson — November 2012