atter

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See also: ater, āter, åter, and ǡter

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English atter, ater, from Old English āttor, ǣttor, ātor (poison), from Proto-Germanic *aitrą (gland, matter), from Proto-Indo-European *ayd-, *oyd- (tumor, abscess). Cognate with Scots attir (corrupt matter, pus), Scots atter, etter (poison, venom), Saterland Frisian Atter (pus), Dutch etter (pus), German Eiter (poison, pus), Danish edder, ædder (venom), Swedish etter (poison, venom, virulence), Norwegian eiter (venom), Icelandic eitur (poison).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

atter (plural atters)

  1. (archaic or UK dialectal) Poison, venom, especially of a venomous animal.
  2. (archaic or UK dialectal) Pus, corrupt or morbid matter from a sore or wound.
  3. (UK dialectal) Epithelium produced on the tongue.
  4. (UK dialectal) A scab; a dry sore.

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

atter (third-person singular simple present atters, present participle attering, simple past and past participle attered)

  1. (UK dialectal) To venom; sting.
  2. (UK dialectal) To discharge, as a sore; clot; curdle; cake.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aptr.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /atər/, [ˈad̥ɐ]

Adverb[edit]

atter

  1. again

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Norwegian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • att (Nynorsk)

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aptr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

atter

  1. again