At-vistOld Norse Dictionary - at-vist
Meaning of Old Norse word "at-vist" in English.
As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
at-vist Old Norse word can mean:
- f. [vesa at], presence, esp. as a law term, opp. to an alibi, the act of being present at a crime: the law distinguishes between ráð (plotting), tilför (partaking), and a. (presence), Grág. ii. 37; vera í atsókn ak a., to be present and a partaker in the onslaught, Nj. 100.
- β. transl. of the Lat. assiduitas, 677. 12.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛅᛏ-ᚢᛁᛋᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
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Works & Authors cited:
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Njála. (D. II.)