atter

See also: ater, āter, åter, and ǡter

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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), 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).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

atter (plural atters)

  1. (archaic or UK dialectal) Poison, venom, especially of a venomous animal.
  2. (archaic or UK dialectal) Pus, corrupt or morbid matter from a sore or wound.
  3. (UK dialectal) Epithelium produced on the tongue.
  4. (UK dialectal) A scab; a dry sore.

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

atter (third-person singular simple present atters, present participle attering, simple past and past participle attered)

  1. (UK dialectal) To venom; sting.
  2. (UK dialectal) To discharge, as a sore; clot; curdle; cake.

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aptr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /atər/, [ˈad̥ɐ]

AdverbEdit

atter

  1. again

SynonymsEdit


NorwegianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aptr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑtər/
  • Rhymes: -ər

AdverbEdit

atter

  1. again
Last modified on 27 November 2013, at 19:40