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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

ber·serkr sb. m. [-s, dat. -/-i; -ir, gen. -ja]

1) bersærk, kriger med særlige egenskaber (cf. berserksgangr sb. m.) ‖ berserk, warrior with special qualities
2) kriger, stridsmand, kæmpe ‖ warrior, champion
3) saracener, person tilhørende fremmed hedensk folkeslag (cf. serkr sb. m.) ‖ saracen, person of foreign heathen descent

cf. simplex serkr (16)

Forms: berserkr (17); berserkir (10); berserki (7); berserk (5); berserker (4); berserks (3); berserkirnir (3); berserkrinn (2); besserkr (2); berserkjum (2); berserkur (2); berserkina (1); bersercr (1); bersserks (1); bersercke (1); bersercur (1); berser▹krinn (1); Berserkrinn (1); berserkjr (1); berserkí (1); bærsærk (1); berserkurinn (1); berserke (1); berserkia (1); bærsærkir (1); bersercj (1); besserkir (1); Berserkur (1); berserkinum (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Bin item -berserkr; Rím; LP; AH; AJ; deVr; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Aðalheiður Guðmundsdóttir 2001 [Skírnir 175] 317-335; Bernström 1956 [KLNM 1] 663; Buchholz 1971 [MSc 4] 18; Falk 1914 174; Falk 1926 [MM 1926] 171; Hallberg 1987 [ANF 102] 126; Hastrup 1985 153; Heimir Pálsson 2007 [Skírnir 181] 102; Hermann Pálsson 1994 [Skírnir 168] 62-63; Holtsmark 1935 [MM 1935] 62; Irlenbusch-Reynard 2005 91; Kaiser 1998 287; Kuhn 1949 [Skírnir 123] 98-113; Lagerholm 1927 [ASB 17] 143-145; Lid 1956 [KLNM 1] 501-503; Marstrander 1915 62, 96; Mundal 1998 [MM 1998] 6; Noreen 1932 [ANF 48] 242-254; Páll Vídalín 1894 96-97; Reichborn-Kjennerud 1947 139-151; Tolley 2007 [SB 31] 6-7, 9, 18; Ármann Jakobsson 2011 [SS 83] 33-35, 37

Genre. (expected): family sagas: 27 (9); romances: 16 (8); legendary sagas: 7 (3); historical works: 6 (13); contemporary sagas: 5 (6); religious works: 4 (20); þættir: 4 (2); learned works: 4 (2); charters: 1 (6); unclassified: 1 (0);