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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

bein sb. n. [-s; -]

1) knogle, (coll.) knogler, (pl.) skelet, persons jordiske rester ‖ bone, (coll.) bones, (pl.) skeleton, person’s mortal remains
 ● bera bein (sín) henlægge sine knogler, dø ‖ lay one’s bones to rest, die
 ● blóð/kjǫt ok bein (blod/kød og knogler ɔ:) barn, afkom, nær slægtning ‖ (blood/flesh and bones ɔ:) child, descendant, near relative
 ● hafa bein í hendi (have et ben i hænde ɔ:) have magt og indflydelse ‖ (have a bone in one’s hand ɔ:) have power and influence
 ● láta með beini ganga (skære ind til benet ɔ:) gå hårdt til værks ‖ (cut close to the bone ɔ:) be unmerciful
2) ben, ?nederste del af benet ‖ leg, ?lower leg
3) ?skøjte (cf. beinspýta sb. f.) ‖ ?(ice)skate

Forms: bein (67); beinum (13); beín (11); beini (11); bæin (8); beina (6); beinin (5); bæinum (4); beine (4); beinunum (3); beinit (3); beinvm (3); beinen (2); beins (2); beinom (2); beínvm (2); beinvnvm (2); bæinin (1); beinn (1); beinid (1); bǽin (1); beininu (1); bęini (1); beininv (1); beinenu (1); Bæin (1); bæinn (1); bæininu (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; Fischer; Rím; LP; Med; AH; AJ; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Halldór Halldórsson 1991 54-55; Lundeby 1947 [ANF 62] 79; Sørensen 1993 260

Genre. (expected): religious works: 32 (42); legal works: 30 (15); historical works: 19 (27); family sagas: 18 (19); contemporary sagas: 17 (12); romances: 17 (16); learned works: 10 (5); legendary sagas: 8 (7); charters: 5 (12); þættir: 3 (3);