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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

barn sb. n. [-s; bǫrn/barn(JKr 345³), dat. bǫrnum/barnum]

I.

1) barn (om afkom, både født og ufødt) ‖ child (of offspring/progeny, both born and unborn)
 ● ?barns betri gravid ‖ pregnant
 ● fara/ganga með barni [e-rs] bære (ngns) barn, være gravid ‖ be with (sby’s) child, be pregnant
 ● hafandi at barni gravid ‖ pregnant
 ● með barni gravid ‖ pregnant
 ● vera/verða með barni være/blive gravid ‖ be/become pregnant
 ● verða léttari barns, verða léttari at barni føde et barn ‖ give birth to a child
2) (om ikke voksen person ‖ of an immature person)
 ● barn at aldri
 ● bǫrnin helgu (om de uskyldige børn, der dræbtes i Betlehem under kong Herodes; cf. barnadagr sb. m., barnadráp sb. n., barnamessa sb. f. ‖ of the Holy Innocents)
3) (om barnagtig el. uduelig person ‖ of a childish or helpless person)
4) (relig.; om guds/... børn ‖ relig.; of God’s/... children)
5) efterkommer, ætling, beboer ‖ descendant, scion, inhabitant
6)
 ● ekki barn ikke en eneste ‖ not one person
 ● hvert barn hver eneste en ‖ every single person

II. (cogn.)

Forms: barn (86); born (29); barne (22); barni (20); barnn (13); bǫrn (6); barns (6); bꜹrn (5); barnit (5); bỏrn (5); barnet (4); barna (4); Barn (3); Barna (2); bornn (2); barneno (2); börn (2); bavrn (2); barnum (2); bornom (2); bꝍrnum (1); Born (1); börnum (1); barnnum (1); Baurnum (1); barnne (1); barnna (1); baurn (1); bornnin (1); bornvm (1); baarnom (1); barnni (1); bꜹrnin (1); barnninnu (1); barnsins (1); barnns (1); bavrnen (1); barnið (1); barsins (1); bavrnvm (1); Barnid (1); Bœrn (1); Baurnen (1); baurninn (1); barnanna (1); bornnom (1); baʀn (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; HertzbTill; Bin; Rím; LP; Med; AH; AJ; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; BL

Literature: Grønvik 1989 [MM 1989] 22; Gunnar F. Guðmundsson 2000 268-274; Holck 1988 67-77; Kålund 1888 [ANF 4] 187; Mundal 1988 9-26

Genre. (expected): legal works: 100 (23); religious works: 43 (66); historical works: 40 (43); learned works: 18 (8); family sagas: 13 (30); romances: 10 (26); contemporary sagas: 6 (18); þættir: 5 (5); unclassified: 5 (1); legendary sagas: 5 (11); charters: 4 (19);