'begetting; child; thing obtained, something one has got' (Modern English get)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
get, geta 'guess', supposition'
(ONP get (sb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
-giet (e.g. andgiet 'understanding, plan, meaning')
Phonological and morphological markers
absence of palatalization of */ɡ/
Senses relating to the begetting of descendants occur in a small number of mainly N and alliterative texts; the sense ‘what is acquired; wealth, booty’ is exemplified only from Gaw and the Vernon ms text of c1390 Mirror St.Edm., and perhaps ought to be regarded as an independent derivation on the v.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Gaw 1638; WA 391, 435, 473 etc.