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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

mǽr, mey sb. f. [meyjar, dat. meyju; meyjar]

(cf. meyja sb. f.)

I.

1) spæd el. ung pige, pigebarn
2) ung (kønsmoden) pige, giftemoden pige, ugift kvinde, jomfru
   ‖  (propr. comp.):
3) (relig.) (hellig) jomfru, nonne
4) (spec. om jomfru Maria)
 ● hin helga/helgasta mǽr
 ● María mǽr
5) (om mand der ikke har haft sin seksuelle debut)
6)
 ● mǽr ok móðir
7) (i tiltale til gift kvinde)
9) tjenestepige, hofdame
   ‖  (propr. comp.):

II. (proprial.)

(om stjernebilledet Jomfruen, lat. Virgo)

III. (y. isl.)

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Forms: mær (37); mey (26); meyiar (15); meyjar (9); mǽr (8); meyna (7); Mær (6); mø̨r (5); (3); meẏ (3); mę́r (3); męr (2); meygiar (2); meyjum (2); mæyiar (2); mꝍyiar (2); meynnar (2); meyju (2); meyia (2); mærin (2); meyiu (2); mœy (2); mæy (1); méyiar (1); meygía (1); meio (1); moeygiar (1); meyiar (1); meyiunum (1); meyium (1); meẏgiar (1); mę́rin (1); męrin (1); mỏy (1); meyar (1); meyio (1); merin (1); mꝍy (1); mœyiaʀ (1); meyjunni (1); meygia (1); meygar (1); meyiom (1); mæyr (1); mevia (1); meygivm (1); møiar (1); meyja (1); meyiar (1); mꝍyar (1); meyenn (1);

Compounds: dag- (2), dana- (1), djǫfuls- (1), eski- (1), fals- (1), fé- (1), festa- (1), festar- (22), fóstr- (1), frǽnd- (2), fylgis- (8), guðs- (3), hirð- (3), hrein·lífis- (1), kastala- (1), krists- (2), leik- (3), lǽri- (3), ósk- (3), sigr- (1), skáld- (3), skemmu- (16), skjald- (14), smá- (2), sǫng- (3), tígnar- (2), trúnaðar- (1), val- (2), verka- (1), verks- (1), vilðar-, þjónustu- (25)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Suppl2 mey; Fr item mey; Hertzb; Bin -mær ; Rím; LP item: mey; Med; AH; deVr item mey; Fr4; NO item mey; ÁBlM (¹mær), item mey ; Bl

Literature: Falk 1914 (Sól) 18-26; Halvorsen 1959 [KLNM 4] 631; Jansson 1958 [KLNM 3] 121; Kahle 1901 [ANF 17] 99f; Ney 2005 [ScriptIsl 55] 45; Polomé 1986 667; Seip 1955 40, 150; Seip 1955 67 74 116f. 144 162 184 262; Sturtevant 1921-1923 [SS 7] 169-174; Sørensen 1993 221f.; Ásdís Egilsdóttir 2000 254-5; Ásdís Egilsdóttir 2000 257

Genre. (expected): religious works: 54 (45); romances: 38 (17); family sagas: 18 (20); legendary sagas: 18 (7); legal works: 15 (16); learned works: 11 (5); historical works: 7 (29); contemporary sagas: 6 (12); charters: 3 (13); unclassified: 2 (1); þættir: 1 (4);

Þorbjörg Helgadóttir — Juni 2013