Eta

Old Norse Dictionary - eta

Meaning of Old Norse word "eta" in English.

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

eta Old Norse word can mean:

eta
u, f., mod. jata, a crib, manger, Hom. 36, 127, Mar. 26; in the proverb, standa öllum fótum í etu, to stand with all feet in the crib, to live at rack and manger. Gísl. 46. etu-stallr, m. a crib, manger, Orkn. 218.
eta
II. medic. cancer, Magn. 480: mod. áta or átu-mein.

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

Abbreviations used:

f.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
medic.
medicine, medically.

Works & Authors cited:

Gísl.
Gísla Saga. (D. II.)
Hom.
Homiliu-bók. (F. II.)
Mar.
Maríu Saga. (F. III.)
Orkn.
Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
Magn.
Magnús Saga jarls. (E. II.)
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