atter

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See also: ater, Atter, āter, ǡter, ätter, åter, and ätter-

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

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

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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Britain dialectal) To venom; sting.
  2. (Britain 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 Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aptr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

atter

  1. again

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aptr.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

atter

  1. aft (in the back of a boat)
  2. (mostly poetic) again
    • 1860, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, "Vaaren":
      [] Heggen og Tre, som der Blomar er paa, eg atter saag bløma.
      [] once again I saw the bird cherry and the flowering trees in bloom.

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