Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages

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1. kosta (verb)

‘try, strive’
ONP (prose citations):174721428
SkP: 18127911 (prose):431392394

forms: kostum, kostat, kostað , kostaður, kosti, kostið, Kostum, Kosti, kostar, kosta, kostaðak, kostaði, Kostar, kostat, koſta, koſtit

Anon Hsv 18VII l. 3: kosta ‘try’
Anon Hsv 123VII l. 3: kosta ‘Try’
Anon Leið 39VII l. 3: kostum ‘we must try’
Anon Leið 40VII l. 1: Kostum ‘strive’
Anon Líkn 11VII l. 1: Kosti ‘strive’
Arn Hardr 15II l. 7: kostat ‘put to the test’
BjHall Kálffl 1I l. 1: kosta ‘to be waged’
Eldj Lv 1II l. 3: kosti ‘is sorely tried’
Gamlkan Has 41VII l. 1: Kosti ‘try’
GunnLeif Merl II 20VIII (Bret 20) l. 5: Kostar ‘will attempt’
GunnLeif Merl I 54VIII (Bret 122) l. 6: kosta ‘strive’
Ív Sig 41II l. 8: kostaði ‘tried’
Sigv Nesv 4I l. 5: kosta ‘to strive for’
ǪrvOdd Ævdr 50VIII (Ǫrv 120) l. 8: kostaðak ‘swam’
ǪrvOdd Ævdr 66VIII (Ǫrv 136) l. 6: kosta ‘contended’
Anon (MErl) 1II l. 2: kosta ‘engage’
StarkSt Vík 16VIII (Gautr 24) l. 8: kostaðak ‘already expended’
Hróksv Hrkv 4VIII (Hálf 54) l. 4: kostaði ‘tried’


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