kǫttr

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Proto-Germanic *kattuz (cat), from Latin cattus (cat). Cognate with Old English catt, Old Saxon katto, Old High German kazzo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈkɒtːr̩/

Noun[edit]

kǫttr m (genitive kattar, plural kettir)

  1. cat
    • Magus saga jarls 19, in 1884, G. Cederschiöld, Fornsögur Suðrlanda. Lund, page 34:
      [] enn annat var morautt, sem i kauttum.
      [] but the other [eye] was yellow-brown, as if that of a cat.

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Faroese: køttur
  • Icelandic: köttur
  • Norwegian Bokmål: katt
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: katt
  • Old Swedish: katter
  • Danish: kat
  • Westrobothnian: kjatt

References[edit]

  • kǫttr in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • kǫttr in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.