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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

kerling sb. f. [-ar, dat. -u, acc. -u/-; -ar]

I.

1) kvinde vs. mand
2) gammel kone, kælling
3) [e-rs] kone, hustru
4) fri kvinde af lav social rang, fattig kone, bondekone
 ● skifta kǫrlum ok kerlingum

II. (cogn.)

III. (proprial.)

(om økse) ‖ (

IV. (propr. topogr.)

Forms: kerling (20); kerlingu (6); kerlingar (5); kelling (4); kerlingin (3); kerlingvna (2); Kerling (2); kerlingar (1); kærling (1); Kerlingar (1); kerlingen (1); kerellíng (1); kellingu (1); kellingv (1); kællingom (1); kiærlingum (1); kerlingv (1); kerlingh (1); kællingum (1); kerlingum (1); kerlíng (1); kerlingom (1); kierling (1);

Compounds: fram·fǿrslu- (1), galdra- (1), gǽzlu- (1), herjans- (1), her- (3), hór- (1), horn- (3), hreppa- (1), karar- (3), kirkju- (2), klafa- (2), spá- (2), staf- (1), tað- (1), troll- (1), ǫlmusu- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr item kelling; Hertzb; Bin item -kerling ; Rím kelling; LP; deVr item kelling; Fr4; NO item kelling; ÁBlM item kelling; Bl

Literature: Andersen & Andersen 1989 41, 347; Aðalheiður Guðmundsdóttir 2017 [EJSS 47] 332; Christensen 1969 [KLNM 14] 191; Falk 1912 56 f.; Falk 1914 116; Finnur Jónsson 1914 [ANF 30] 102; Marstrander 1915 62; Mundal 2001 [NBerg 25] 108-110; Seip 1955 46

Genre. (expected): religious works: 13 (15); family sagas: 9 (7); romances: 7 (6); legal works: 5 (5); learned works: 5 (2); charters: 5 (4); legendary sagas: 4 (2); historical works: 4 (10); contemporary sagas: 4 (4); þættir: 2 (1);

Ellert Þór Jóhannsson — November 2012