bæta

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bœta, from Proto-Germanic *bōtijaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bæta (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative bætti, supine bætt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative) to improve, to better something, to mend something
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to repair, to patch
  3. (ditransitive, governs the dative and accusative) to compensate, to redress
    Ég skal bæta þér þetta.
    I'll compensate you for this.
  4. (transitive, governs the dative) used in set phrases
    Ég bætti 5000 krónum á kortið þitt.
    I added 5000 krónur to your card.
    Get ég bætt fyrir þetta?
    Can I compensate for this?

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