nótt

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See also: nott, Notts, Nott, nött, nőtt, and nǫ́tt

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nǫ́tt, nótt, nátt, from Proto-Germanic *nahts, from Proto-Indo-European *nókʷts. Cognate with Latin nox.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nouʰt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ouht

Noun[edit]

nótt f (genitive singular nætur, nominative plural nætur)

  1. night
    Ég vakti fram á nótt
    I woke up at night.

Declension[edit]

The original stem is nátt- (<*naht-), preserved in the genitive plural (although the forms nótta, nóttanna now also exist) and in all stem compounds (e.g. nátthrafn). The -ó- comes from earlier -ǫ́-, created by u-mutation of -á-, a vowel change that is no longer productive.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse nótt, nátt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

nótt m (definite singular nóttí, definite singular dative nóttinn, indefinite plural nétta or nétte, definite plural néttan, definite plural dative néttó)

  1. (dialectal, Setesdal) alternative form of helg (night)
  2. (nonstandard) alternative spelling of nott (night)

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Old Norse[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

merging of nasalized ǫ́ and ó

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

nótt f (genitive nætr, plural nætr)

  1. later form of nǫ́tt (night)