As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- gnötra (gnǫtra)
- að, [gnat], to clatter, rattle; gnötrar (gnottir, Verel.) sverðit hvárt yfir annat, Bret. 55; menn þóttusk heyra at beinin gnötruðu við hræringarnar, his bones clattered, Bs. i. 69: esp. of the teeth, skelfr hann svá mjök at gnötrar í honum hver tönn, Háv. 54; tennr hans nötruðu, Fbr. 149: metaph., þar hlaut at nötra um, Sd. 169:—in mod. usage freq. to shiver, shake, as with cold.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, gnötra may be more accurately written as gnǫtra.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᚾᚢᛏᚱᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- metaphorical, metaphorically.
Works & Authors cited:
- Breta Sögur. (G. I.)
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Fóstbræðra Saga. (D. II.)
- Hávarðar Saga. (D. II.)
- Svarfdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Verelius, Index.
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.