Ata

Old Norse Dictionary - ata

Meaning of Old Norse word "ata" in English.

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

ata Old Norse word can mean:

ata
1. u, f. an obscure word, and probably a corrupt reading; nú skýtr maðr á hval í atu ok hnekkir Guðs gáfu, N. G. L. i. 59.
ata
2. að, to stain, defile, smear; líkþrá Naaman skal atast á þik ok þína ætt, Stj. 618. 2 Kings vi. 27 (now freq.)

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
L.
Linnæus.
freq.
frequent, frequently.

Works & Authors cited:

N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
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