As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
- mötu-nautr (mǫtu-nautr)
- m. a messmate, n. G. L. i. 186, Eb. 194, Orkn. 118, Grág. i. 186, ii. 73, passim.
Orthography: The Cleasby & Vigfusson book used letter ö to represent the original Old Norse vowel ǫ. Therefore, mötu-nautr may be more accurately written as mǫtu-nautr.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛘᚢᛏᚢ-ᚾᛅᚢᛏᚱ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Eyrbyggja Saga. (D. II.)
- Grágás. (B. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
- Orkneyinga Saga. (E. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.