Áttungr

Old Norse Dictionary - áttungr

Meaning of Old Norse word "áttungr" in English.

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

áttungr Old Norse word can mean:

áttungr
m.
áttungr
I. [atta], the eighth part of a whole, either as to measure or number; cp. fjórðungr, þriðjungr, etc., Rb. 488; á. manna, N. G. l. i. 5: as a Norse law term, a division of the country with regard to the levy in ships, Gþl. 91, N. G. l. i. 135.
áttungr
II. [átt or ætt, familia], poét. kindred, kinsman; Freys á., the poem Hlt., Edda 13, Ýt. 13, 14, Al. 98 (esp. in pl.), v. Lex. Poët.: áttungs-kirkja, u, f. a church belonging to an áttungr (in Norway), N. G. l. i. 8.

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

Abbreviations used:

m.
masculine.
cp.
compare.
etc.
et cetera.
l.
line.
L.
Linnæus.
esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
pl.
plural.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Gþl.
Gulaþings-lög. (B. II.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Rb.
Rímbegla. (H. III.)
Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Edda
Edda. (C. I.)
Hlt.
Háleygja-tal. (A. II.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
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