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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

bǫtnuðr, batnaðr sb. m. [batnaðar, dat. -/-i]

1) bedring, forbedring ‖ betterment, improvement
2) helbredelse ‖ recovery (from illness)
3) (personlig) forbedrelse, bedre livsførelse ‖ betterment of (sby’s) way of life, improvement of (personal) conduct
 ● berja til batnaðar [e-n] slå/tugte (ngn) til det bedre ‖ beat/force (sby) to betterment

Forms: batnaðar (13); batnadar (5); batnaþar (5); batnnadar (2); battnaðar (1); batnade (1); batnaðr (1); batnaþ (1);

Gloss.: EJ -aðr; ClV -aðr; Suppl2 -aðr ÷ genus; Fr -aðr; LP -aðr; AH -aðr; NO -aðr; BL -aðr

Genre. (expected): religious works: 11 (8); historical works: 9 (5); romances: 3 (3); legal works: 2 (3); legendary sagas: 1 (1); þættir: 1 (1); learned works: 1 (1); contemporary sagas: 1 (2);