Átt-ræðr

Old Norse Dictionary - átt-ræðr

Meaning of Old Norse word "átt-ræðr" in English.

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

átt-ræðr Old Norse word can mean:

átt-ræðr
adj. [for the numbers twenty to seventy the Icel, say tvítugr, … sjautugr; but for eighty to one hundred and twenty, áttræðr, níræðr, tíræðr, tólfræðr].
átt-ræðr
1. temp, numbering eighty years of age, (hálfáttræðr, that of seventy-six to eighty): á. karl, an octogenarian, Ld. 150. Eighty years of age is the terminus ultimus in the eyes of the law; an octogenarian is no lawful witness; he cannot dispose of land or priesthood (goðorð) without the consent of his heir; if he marries without the consent of his lawful heir, children begotten of that marriage are not to inherit his property, etc.; ef maðr kvángast er á. er eðr ellri, etc., Grág. i. 178; á. maðr né ellri skal hvárki selja land né gorðorð undan erfingja sinum, nema hann megi eigi eiga fyrir skuld, 224; ef maðr nefnir vátta … mann tólf vetra gamlan eðr ellra … áttröðan eðr yngra, ii. 20.
átt-ræðr
2. loc. measuring eighty fathoms (ells …) in height, breadth, depth …: also of a ship with eighty oars [cp. Germ, ruder], Eg. 599, Vm. 108; vide áttærr.

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

Abbreviations used:

adj.
adjective.
etc.
et cetera.
cp.
compare.
loc.
local, locally.
m.
masculine.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Ld.
Laxdæla Saga. (D. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Vm.
Vilkins-máldagi. (J. I.)
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