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From Proto-Germanic *unhtwô. Cognate with Old Saxon and Old High German ūhta (regional German Uchte (“midnight mass”)), Old Norse ótta, and as enhanced forms Dutch ochtend, Afrikaans oggend (“morning”).
- the time just before the dawn, the last part of night
- Cymð on uhtan easterne wind: the east wind comes before dawn.
- the time or service of nocturns
The eight stunda:
Declension of uhta (weak)