From Old Norse ætt, átt (“family, race, direction”), from Proto-Germanic *aihtiz (“possession, property”), cognate with Old English ǣht, Old High German ēht, and Gothic 𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍄𐍃 (aihts). Derived from the verb Proto-Germanic *aiganą (“to possess”).
- (dated) family, descent
- (dated) class (group of persons with similar ethnic or social characteristics)
- hæt (Suðuroy)
|Conjugation of eita (irregular)|
- (+dative) at a certain place
- æt hām
- at home (with irregular apocope of dative -e)
- (+dative) at a certain time
- æt fruman
- in the beginning, at first
- æt þām ȳtemestan dæġe
- at the last day
- (+accusative, rarely) to, up to, as far as
- (+dative) from
- Hwā is wīs? Sē þe leornaþ æt ǣlcum menn.
- Who is wise? He who learns from everyone.
- 10th century, Ælfric, "On the Greater Litany"
- Māre selþ se þearfa þām rīċan þonne hē æt him nime.
- The poor give more to the rich than they take from them.
- 9th century, The Blickling Homilies, "Ascension Thursday"
- Hīe ġehīerdon his lāre and his word æt his selfes mūðe.
- They heard his teachings and his words from his own mouth.
- Swedish: ätt