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Gaut

( Old Norse nominative Gautr; variants Gauti, Gaute, Guti, Gapt; latinized Gothus; Old English Geat) is an early Germanic name, from a Proto-Germanicgautaz, which represents an eponymous founder or tribal god of a number of related Germanic tribes of the migration period, i.e. the Gautar (*, Geats), Gutans (*, Goths) and Gutes (Gotlanders). Gautr is also one of the Eddaic names of Odin.

According to Andersson (1996), * and * are two ablaut grades of the Proto-Germanic root geut- with the meaning "to pour" designating the tribes as "pourers of metal" or "forgers of men". The "pouring" etymology associates the name with the word god ( *gudan "deity, idol"), which may be derived from the zero grade of the same root.

Usage examples of "gaut".

Jesuit residing in Poitiers, Pere Gaut of the Oratory, residing at Tours, to conduct the exorcisms, should such be necessary, and have given them an order to this effect.

His name was Gaut, and he dutifully sired the Gautar, the Many Peoples.

He was Gaut, evidently something less than a god but more than a king.

Jesuit residing in Poitiers, Pere Gaut of the Oratory, residing at Tours, to conduct the exorcisms, should such be necessary, and have given them an order to this effect.

Elwood had that day been abroad among the settlers, and, for the first time, learned not only that Gaut Gurley had moved with his family into the settlement, but that Claud was courting his daughter, and a match already settled on between them.

Elwood's Bodings, on account of the connection of her Husband and Son with Gaut and his Daughter.

A single wild glance revealed to her appalled senses Gaut Gurley, clenching his smoking rifle, and, with the look of an exulting fiend, glaring out from behind a tree, towards his prostrate, convulsed, and dying victim.

But the Demon of Sophistry, who first taught self-deceiving man how to make “the wish father to the thought,” here interposing, whispered to the incipient lover that his father had reformed, and why not then Gaut Gurley?

Mark Elwood, Gaut Gurley, and the young Indian Tomah, proceeding to a neighboring windfall of different kinds of wood, went to work in cutting and drawing up a supply of fuel, among which, the accustomed backlog, forestick, and intermediate kindling-wood, being adjusted before the entrance of the camp, the fire from the smitten steel and preserving punkwood was soon crackling and throwing around its ruddy glow, as it more and more successfully competed with the waning light of the departing day.

So for days the meeting, the Gautalagathing, the Thing of those bound by the Law of the Gauts, had been abuzz with messengers, rumors, offers of support and retractions, deals and promises.