atter

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

English[edit]

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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), Shetlandic eter (poison; bitter cold), 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).

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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.

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Adverb[edit]

atter

  1. again

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aptr.

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Adverb[edit]

atter

  1. again

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse aptr.

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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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