As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
kati Old Norse word can mean:
- a, m. a kind of small ship, a ‘cat,’ Edda (Gl.); þá gaf Hörðr nafn nesinu ok kallaði Katanes, því at honum þótti þar margr kati fyrir fara, Ísl. ii. 85:—ketíll (kettle) seems to be a diminutive from this old word.
- II. local names; Kata-nes, n. Caithness in Scotland: Katnesingar, m. pl. the men of Caithness, Orkn.: Katneskr, adj. from Caithness, Grág. i. 299, Orkn.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚴᛅᛏᛁ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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