Gaw as-tyt; WA as-tyte

'at once; in a moment' (Modern English astite, as tite (adv. phr.))


ME as + tite.

PGmc Ancestor


Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)

tíðr ‘frequent, usual, customary’
(ONP tíðr (2) (adj.))

Other Scandinavian Reflexes

Far tíð, Icel tíð, tíður, Norw tid, Dan tid, Sw tid

OE Cognate

tīd (n.) ‘time’

Phonological and morphological markers

ON consonant cluster assimilation

<p>ON adjectival (adverbial) <em>-t</em></p>

Summary category



In ME predominantly N and E and alliterative (incl. PP and WPal.), but occasionally more widely. MnE N and Sc dial.

Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus

Gaw 31, 1210; Pe 645; WA 693

McGee alone (433) reads as tyd at Pat 100 as a further instance of this compound.


MED tīt(e (adv.) , EDD (adv. phr.) astite, OED tite, tit (adv., and adj.) , HTOED , Dance as-tit, Bj. 19, 222