Fat

Old Norse Dictionary - fat

Meaning of Old Norse word "fat" in English.

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

fat Old Norse word can mean:

fat
n., pl. föt, [as to the root, cp. Germ. fassen = to compass, which word is unknown to Icel.; A. S. fæt; Old Engl. fat, mod. vat; O. H. G. faz; Germ. fass; Dan. fad; Swed. fat]
fat
1. a vat; kona vildi bera vatn, en hafði ekki fatið, BS. ii. 24: eitt fat (basket) með vínberjum, G. H. m. iii. 98; vín ok hunang í fötum fullum, n. G. l. iii. 122.
fat
β. luggage, baggage; bera föt sín á skip, Jb. 406; bera föt á land, Eg. 393; elti Hákon á land ok tók hvert fat þeirra, FmS. vii. 215; hafa hvert fat á skipi, vi. 37, Grág. ii. 59; fyrr en hann fari á brot ór vist með föt sín frá bóanda, i. 300.
fat
2. in pl. clothes, dress; hann hafði föt sín í fangi sér, en sjálfr var hann naktr, Lv. 60, BS. ii. 47, Hrafn. 23: metaph., falla ór fötum, to be stripped, forgotten, 655 xxxi. 1.
fat
COMPDS: fatabúningr, fatabúr, fatagörvi, fatahestr, fatahirzla, fatahrúga, fatakista, fatstöturr.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
cp.
compare.
Dan.
Danish.
Engl.
English.
Germ.
German.
gl.
glossary.
Icel.
Iceland, Icelander, Icelanders, Icelandic.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
O. H. G.
Old High German.
pl.
plural.
S.
Saga.
Swed.
Swedish.
L.
Linnæus.
metaph.
metaphorical, metaphorically.
v.
vide.

Works & Authors cited:

Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
N. G. L.
Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
Eg.
Egils Saga. (D. II.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Jb.
Jóns-bók. (B. III.)
Hrafn.
Hrafnkels Saga. (D. II.)
Lv.
Ljósvetninga Saga. (D. II.)
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