mjǫt

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *metą (measure). Cognate with Old English met, Old Saxon met, Old High German mez.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

mjǫt n pl

  1. (poetic, plural only) the right measure
    • Höfuðlausn, verse 19, lines 3-4, in 1838, Grønlands Historiske Mindesmærker, Volume II. Copenhagen, page 454:
      Kann ek mæla miöt / Of manna ſiöt. []
      Know I the right measure of words / In front of the audience. []

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References[edit]

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