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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

bitr adj. [bitran; superl. bitrastr]

(cf. bítr adj.)

1) bidende skarp, skarp ‖ sharp, keen
2) (om ild) svidende, som tilføjer sviende smerte ‖ (of fire) searing
3) bitterlig, smertelig, hård ‖ bitter, distressful, harsh
4) ?giftig ‖ ?poisonous
5) (om smag/lugt) bitter, skarp ‖ (of taste/smell) acrid, pungent

Forms: bitra (6); bitrt (4); bitru (3); biturt (2); bitrazta (2); bitrum (2); bitrvm (1); bíturt (1); bitur (1); bitvrth (1); bitraz (1); bitran (1); bitvr (1); bitrazt (1); bitrasta (1); bítrt (1);

Gloss.: EJ; ClV item (all-) allbitr; Fr item allbitr; LP; AH; AJ; deVr; Fr4; NO item allbitr; ÁBlM; Bl

Literature: Heidermanns 1993 126-127

Genre. (expected): religious works: 14 (8); romances: 5 (3); historical works: 4 (5); legendary sagas: 2 (1); family sagas: 2 (3); contemporary sagas: 1 (2); learned works: 1 (1);