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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse at (that), from Proto-Germanic *þat (that). Cognate with Middle English at (that, conjunction and relative pronoun), Scots at (that, conjunction and relative pronoun). More at that.


  1. that
    Hún sagði mér þessi bók væri góð lesning.
    She told me that this book was a good read.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse at (at, to), from Proto-Germanic *at (at, to). More at at.


  1. to (infinitive particle)
    Mig langar lesa.
    I want to read.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The infinitive particle is the only infinitive marker in Icelandic.
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  1. (with dative) to, towards
    Göngum húsinu.
    Let's walk towards the house.
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Old English[edit]


āð m

  1. Alternative spelling of āþ