The search form in the right-hand pane follows the structure of the individual entries explained above, and allows you to search each field, or a combination of fields. Each search builds upon the previous one unless clear search form
is selected. This allows for increasingly refined and specific searches. Additionally, there is an option at the top to search by Keyword
, which is a free-text search of the whole database. Special characters are provided beneath each of the free-text search boxes. Some fields are only searchable by a limited range of terms, which are provided in drop-down menus. The abbreviations used in these menus are explained in our list of abbreviations
Clear your results and begin a new search at any time by clicking Clear search form
in the lower right-hand corner.
All fields in the Word
box allow free text searches except Part of Speech
and Additional Grammatical Mark-up
, which provide all options in drop-down menus.
box also contains two drop-down menus as well as free-text search boxes. Other Scandinavian Reflexes (Languages)
allows you to restrict the search results to entries that contain a form of the Old Norse etymon in question in a particular language (or stage of that language). For example, if you select Dan
, a list of entries which include citations of Modern Danish is produced. Selecting an option from Phonological and Morphological Markers
allows you to restrict your results to those that share the same formal evidence for Old Norse input (e.g. ON /ei/ < PGmc /ai/).
The final option in the Etymology box allows you to search the Summary Category
field. The categories and their meanings are explained below. You can search for a specific category label, e.g. CC1c, or use the wildcard function (by which an asterisk stands for any one or more characters), to search any combination of related categories. Thus C*1c returns all results with summary category C1c, CC1c OR CCC1c. Note: in order to search for A categories which feature asterisks as part of the summary category, A1** will find A1*c etc.
box allows free text searches of the Attestation
and Discussion by text
fields. To limit your results to lexemes found in an individual poem, use the drop-down menu for Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus