WA pl. nowte
'bull, cattle' (Modern English nowt, nout)
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
naut 'cattle, oxen'
(ONP naut (2) (sb))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far neyt, Icel naut, Norw naut, ODan nøt, Dan nød, Sw nöt
nēat 'cattle, ox, beast, animal'
Phonological and morphological markers
ON /au/ < PGmc */au/
First attested in Orrm and thereafter predominantly from the N/EM in ME. EDD records MnE dial usage mostly from the N and Sc, but also EAngl. It also occurs as a place-name element in Yks. and Cumbria, e.g. Noutgate, Noutwath.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
WA 1350, 3823, 4744