Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ūhta (morning) +‎ fugal (bird), thus literally "bird of the morning".

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ūhtfugal m

  1. rooster
    • 9th century, Genesis, lines 286-288:
      Nahida moragan an allara seliða gihwuuem. Uhtfugal sang fora daga huoam (=dagahruoma?)
      The morning drew near to every dwelling. The bird of the morning sang before (the break of dawn?)

DeclensionEdit