bíða

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bíða, from Proto-Germanic *bīdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeydʰ-.

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at bíða (third person singular past indicative bíðaði, supine bíðað)

  1. to wait

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse bíða, from Proto-Germanic *bīdaną.

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bíða (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative beið, third-person plural past indicative biðu, supine beðið)

  1. (intransitive) to wait
    Bíddu eftir mér!
    Wait for me!
    Bíddu!
    Wait!
  2. (transitive, with genitive) to wait for something syn.
    Bíddu mín.
    Wait for me.
  3. (transitive, with accusative) to abide, undergo, suffer (some fate, usually something bad)
    Karþagómenn biðu ósigur fyrir Rómverjum.
    The Carthaginians suffered defeat at the hands of the Romans.

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