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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

2bí·fala, be· vb. [-að-]

(cf. ¹bífala vb.)

A.

1) [e-n/e-t / e-m(Trist¹ˣ 55²¹)] [e-m / e-n(IslDipl (1419) 215¹⁹) / í hendr e-rs] overgive (ngn/ngt) (i ngns varetægt) ‖ commend (sby/sth.) (to sby’s care)
 ● bífala í vald [e-n] [e-m] overgive (ngn) i (ngns) varetægt ‖ commend (sby) to (sby’s) care
2) [e-t] [e-m] overdrage (ngn) (myndighed, ombud, etc.), give mandat til, pålægge, befale ‖ entrust (sby) (with authority, stewardship, etc.), commission, enjoin, command

B. bífala sik

[e-m / undir e-t / á e-t] overgive sig (i ngns varetægt) ‖ commend oneself (to sby’s care)

cf. simplex -fala (0)

Forms: bifalat (3); byfalade (3); byfalar (2); bifala (2); bifauludum (2); Bifalande (2); bíȷ́falat (1); bíföludud (1); bijfaladi (1); bÿfalade (1); befalandj (1); befalandi (1); Befalad (1); bíföluðu (1); byfalad (1); bijfauludu (1); bifalad (1); bebefala (1); bijfalad (1); bifalar (1); befalom (1);

Gloss.: ClV; Fischer bi-; WN; AJ bi-; Fr4 bi-, ²befala

Literature: Kalinke 2005 [JEGP 104] 278; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 29, 43, 44, 49, 103, 108, 117,; Wolf 1994 [ANF 109] 132

Genre. (expected): religious works: 10 (8); charters: 9 (2); unclassified: 5 (0); romances: 4 (3); contemporary sagas: 1 (2);