aptann

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēbanþs (evening). Cognate with Old English ǣfen, Old Frisian ēvend, Old Saxon āvand, Old Dutch avont, Old High German aband.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈaptanː/

Noun[edit]

aptann m (genitive aptans, plural aptnar)

  1. an evening
    • Óláfs saga helga 131, in 1829, Þ. Guðmundsson, C. C. Rafn, Þ. Helgason, Fornmanna sögur, Volume IV. Copenhagen, page 308:
      [] þat varð til tíðinda um aptaninn síð, er myrkt var vorðit, []
      [] it happened in the late evening, when in it was dark, []

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References[edit]

  • aptann in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • aptann in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.