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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

bí·lǽti, be· sb. n. [-s; -, gen. ·láta(DN V (*1303›vid 1305) 42¹³)]

1) [e-rs] (helgen)billede (skulpturelt el. malet el. begge dele) ‖ image (of a saint; sculptured or painted or both)
2) ?billedskøn skabning ‖ ?beautiful being

cf. simplex lǽti (53)

Forms: bileti (2); bilæte (2); bilæti (2); bilata (1); bijlætis (1); belæthe (1); biliate (1); bilętum (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClVSuppl; Fr bi-; Hertzb bi-; Fischer bi-; WN; AJ; deVr bi-; Fr4 bi-; NO bi-; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Grøtvedt 1954 63, 71; Guðbrandur Jónsson 1919-1929 [SSÍ 5:6] 382; Höfler 1931 [ANF 47] 278; Kristján Eldjárn 1961 [KLNM 6] 365; Lange 1961 [KLNM 6] 363-364; Veturliði Óskarsson 2003 [BA 43] 99, 104, 113, 148, 154, 219,; Wallem 1910 40-49

Genre. (expected): charters: 6 (1); religious works: 1 (3); romances: 1 (1); legal works: 1 (1); unclassified: 1 (0); historical works: 1 (2);