As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
tæta Old Norse word can mean:
- 1. (i. e. tœta), t, [akin to tó and tæja, or is it to be written tæta, from táta?]:—to tear, of wool, to teaze or pick the wool; t. sundr, to tear to shreds, the word occurs in Edda (in a verse), and is freq. in mod. usage.
- 2. u, f. and tætingr, m. shreds.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛏᛅᛏᛅ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
- frequent, frequently.
- i. e.
- id est.
Works & Authors cited:
- Edda. (C. I.)