ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

borg sb. f. [-ar, dat. -; -ir]

Status: excerpted citation slips citation text supplemented structured definitions in Danish definitions in English

I.

1) forsvarsvold, skanse, fæstningsværk ‖ rampart, fortified wall

2) fæstning, borg, palads ‖ fortress, stronghold, palace

3) (befæstet) by ‖ (fortified) city/town

4) borglignende klippeformation (som danner en naturlig fæstning) ‖ fortress-like rock formation (that forms a natural fortification)

II. (cogn.)

Forms: borg (72); borgar (27); borgina (18); borgir (15); borginni (13); Borg (9); borgh (4); Borgar (4); borgariɴar (4); borgarinnar (4); borgum (3); borgin (2); borginn (2); borgena (1); borgína (1); borgumm (1); borggarennar (1); borginj (1); borgher (1); borginna (1); borger (1); borginni (1); bỏrgh (1); bỏrg (1); Borgin (1); borginne (1); borgna (1);

Compounds: for- (6), hafn- (1), stór- (11), jarð- (4), hǫfðingja- (1), undir- (2), vald- (1), vatna- (1), ǽvins- (1), ráðs- (1), forneskju- (1), friðar- (1), fjall- (1), heila- (1), himna- (1), hjarta- (2), herra- (1), há·sǽtis- (3), hlífðar- (2), eyði- (1), tjald·búða- (2), mold- (1), megin- (1), konungs- (3), leir- (2), letr·gerða- (1), smá- (1), stein- (3), sǽ- (20), skjald- (46), marmara- (2), hǫfuð- (56), inn- (1), tré- (6), út- (2), turn- (1), vagna- (2), verndar- (1), sǽvar- (1)

Gloss.: EJ; ClV; Fr; Hertzb; Bin item -borg; Rím; LP; AH; AJ; deVr ¹˜²borg; Fr4; NO; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Bell 1972 66; Blom 1957 [KLNM 2] 6; Bugge 1905 245-246; Falk 1913 9; Finnur Jónsson 1921 168; Finnur Jónsson 1932-1933 32; Fischer 1957 [KLNM 2] 135-138; Heide 2014 [Gripla 25] 18; Indrebø 1936 [MM 1936] 64; Jakobsen 1901 [ANOH 1901] 81; Jón Helgason 1931 [ANF 47] 299; Marstrander 1915 121; Marstrander 1932 84; Marwick 1952 7, 31, 62, 127, 170; Nerman 1960 [ANF 75] 243; Seip 1943 [MM 1943] 128; Tuulse 1957 [KLNM 2] 119-127; Valtýr Guðmundsson 1889 107-108

Genre. (expected): religious works: 57 (50); historical works: 45 (33); learned works: 23 (6); romances: 23 (20); family sagas: 21 (23); legendary sagas: 11 (8); charters: 7 (15); contemporary sagas: 4 (14);

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