ambátt

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ambátt, confer ambaga.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ambátt f (genitive singular ambáttar, nominative plural ambáttir)

  1. female slave, bondwoman, handmaid

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Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ambahtō, feminine form of *ambahtaz, whence also Old English ambiht, Old High German ambaht, Gothic 𐌰𐌽𐌳𐌱𐌰𐌷𐍄𐍃 (andbahts). Compare Latin ambactus.

Noun[edit]

ambátt f

  1. female slave, bondwoman, handmaid
    • Gróttasöngr, verse 2, 1932 edition by Finnur Jónsson, retrieved at heimskringla.no
      [] hét hvárigri / hvílð né ynði,
      áðr hann hęyrði / hljóm ambátta
      [] he gave them neither / rest nor delight,
      before he heard / the noise of the bondwomen.

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: ambátt
  • Old Swedish: ambot, ambut, ambat
  • Middle English: ammbohht
  • Finnish: ammatti