Embætta

Old Norse Dictionary - embætta

Meaning of Old Norse word "embætta" in English.

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

embætta Old Norse word can mean:

embætta
tt, mod. að, to attend, wait upon, with dat.; e. gestum, to wait upon guests; kann vera at Guð yðvarr sé á málstefnu, eðr eigi gestum at e., Stj. 593. I Kings xviii. 27; eigi samneytti hon, heldr e. hon, she ate not with the people, but waited on them, 655 xxxi A. 3; e. fé, to serve the cattle, to milk, Ísl. ii. 334, 482.
embætta
2. eccl. to say mass, to celebrate the eucharist, D. n.
embætta
β. in mod. usage since the Reformation, to officiate as a clergyman.

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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
l.
line.
mod.
modern.
eccl.
ecclesiastical.
n.
neuter.

Works & Authors cited:

Stj.
Stjórn. (F. I.)
D. N.
Diplomatarium Norvagicum. (J. II.)
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