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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

prófastr, prófast sb. m. [-s/-, dat. -i; -ar]

(cf. prófasti sb. m.)

I.

1) [e-s] øverste myndighed (over geogr. område), ombudsmand, sysselmand
2) (om biskops nærmeste underordnede) provst
3) forstander (for kloster)
4) forstander (for kollegiatkirke)

cf. Hamre 1963 [KLNM 8] 257

II. (y. no.)

III. (poet.)

Forms: profastr (7); profaster (6); prouastar (4); profostum (4); prófast (3); profast (3); profastar (3); profasta (2); profastz (2); profastir (1); prouasta (1); profuastr (1); prowostir (1); profastur (1); profazt (1); profastanna (1); prófastr (1); profasten (1); profwastar (1); profastenom (1); prowaste (1); prostar (1); prouasti (1); profasts (1); profvast (1); (1); profastum (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb (prófasti); Fischer; deVr (prófasti); Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; BL

Literature: Dahlerup 1968 [KLNM 13] 537; Gjøstein 1934 [ANF 50] 92; Gunnar F. Guðmundsson 2000 140, 150, 203; Hægstad 1902 27; Hødnebø 1966 [KLNM 11] 44; Seip 1942 69 fodn. 3, 75; Seip 1955 210; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 43

Genre. (expected): charters: 21 (4); historical works: 13 (9); legal works: 10 (5); unclassified: 4 (0); contemporary sagas: 2 (4); religious works: 1 (13); romances: 1 (5);

Þorbjörg Helgadóttir — December 2013