And-lát

Old Norse Dictionary - and-lát

Meaning of Old Norse word "and-lát" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

and-lát Old Norse word can mean:

and-lát
n. [önd, anima; lát, damnum], ‘loss of breath,’ death; þá er þú fregn a. mitt, 623. 43; a. Magnúss konungs, Gizurar biskups, etc., Bs. i. 65, 70, Eg. 119, 367.
and-lát
β. the last gasp, the very moment of death; þá var konungr nær andláti, Hkr. i. 160; var hann þá beint í andláti, Fms. vi. 230; ok er hann fann at nær dró at andláti hans, his last moments drew near, viii. 446: andlát has the notion of a quiet, easy death; líflát, a violent death; but both are only used in a dignified sense.
and-lát
COMPDS: andlátsdagr, andlátsdægr, andlátssorg, andlátstíð.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᚾᛏ-ᛚᛅᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

etc.
et cetera.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hkr.
Heimskringla. (E. I.)
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