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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

beisk·leikr sb. m. [-s/?-(MarE 682²⁴), dat. -]

(cf. beiskleiki sb. m.)

1) beskhed, ram smag/lugt, skarp smag ‖ acridity, sharp taste/smell, bitterness
2) [við e-n] barskhed, forbitrelse ‖ harshness, embitterment
3) bitter kval, lidelse, bitterhed ‖ anguish, suffering, acrimony

cf. simplex -leikr (0)

Forms: beiskleik (4); beiskleikh (2); beiskleicr (2); bæisklæikr (2); beiskleikr (2); beiskleikr (1); bæiskleiks (1); beiscleic (1); beiskleiksins (1); beiscléc (1); bæiskleik (1); beiskleyk (1); béiscleicr (1); beiskleikur (1); beiscleicr (1);

Gloss.: EJ (beiskleiki); ClV (beiskleiki); Suppl2; Fr; AH; Fr4; NO; Bl

Literature: Hallberg 1987 [ANF 102] 147

Genre. (expected): religious works: 18 (6); contemporary sagas: 2 (2); romances: 1 (2); historical works: 1 (4);