nótt

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See also: nott, nött, Notts, and Nótt

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nǫ́tt, nótt, nátt, from Proto-Germanic *nahts, from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts. Cognate with Latin nox.

Noun[edit]

nótt f (genitive singular nætur, nominative plural nætur)

  1. night
    Ég vakti fram á nótt.
    I stayed awake until late at night.

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The original stem is nátt- (<*naht-), preserved in the genitive plural (although the forms nótta, nóttanna now also exist) and in all stem compounds (e.g. nátthrafn). The -ó- comes from earlier -ǫ́-, created by u-mutation of -á-, a vowel change that is no longer productive.

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