atter

EnglishEdit

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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 Britain dialectal) Poison, venom, especially of a venomous animal.
  2. (archaic or Britain dialectal) Pus, corrupt or morbid matter from a sore or wound.
  3. (Britain dialectal) Epithelium produced on the tongue.
  4. (Britain 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. (Britain dialectal) To venom; sting.
  2. (Britain 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

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NorwegianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • att (Nynorsk)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse aptr.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

atter

  1. again
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