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Atter
See also: ater, Atter, ?ter, ?ter, ätter, åter, and ätter-

English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Middle English atter, ater, from Old English ?ttor, ?ttor, ?tor ("poison"), from Proto-Germanic *aitr? ("gland, matter"), from Proto-Indo-European *ayd-, *oyd- ("tumor, abscess"). Cognate with Scots attir ("corrupt matter, pus"), Scots atter, etter ("poison, venom"), Shetlandic eter ("poison; bitter cold"), 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").

Pronunciation

Noun

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 terms

Verb

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.

Anagrams


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse aptr.

Pronunciation

Adverb

atter

  1. again

Synonyms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse aptr.

Pronunciation

Adverb

atter

  1. again

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Old Norse aptr.

Pronunciation

Adverb

atter

  1. aft (in the back of a boat)
  2. (mostly poetic) again
    • 1860, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje, "Vaaren":
      [...] Heggen og Tre, som der Blomar er paa, eg atter saag bløma.
      [...] once again I saw the bird cherry and the flowering trees in bloom.

References


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