Áta

Old Norse Dictionary - áta

Meaning of Old Norse word "áta" in English.

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

áta Old Norse word can mean:

áta
u, f.
áta
1. food to eat, but only of beasts, a prey, carcase; húð ok áta, of a slaughtered beast, n. G. L. i. 246; svá er þar ekki þrot ærinnar átu (for seals), Sks. 176; þar stóð úlfr í átu, Jd. 31.
áta
2. eating; góðr átu, ‘good eating,Sks. 136, 137.
áta
3. medic. a cancer, and átu-mein, n. id., FéL. ix. 190; the old word is eta, q. v.
áta
COMPD: átuþýfi.

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.
id.
idem, referring to the passage quoted or to the translation
l.
line.
medic.
medicine, medically.
n.
neuter.
q. v.
quod vide.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Jd.
Jómsvíkinga-drápa. (A. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Sks.
Konungs Skugg-sjá. (H. II.)
Fél.
Félags-rit.
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