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See also: by, BY, by-, by., -by, and .by

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.

Noun[edit]

 n (genitive singular býs, nominative plural )

  1. (chiefly poetic) bee (insect)
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Etymology 2[edit]

See búa.

Verb[edit]

  1. first-person singular present active indicative of búa

Old Norse[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-. Germanic cognates include Old English bēo (English bee), Old Frisian (West Frisian bij), Old Saxon bīa (Middle Low German bīe), Dutch bij, Old High German bīa, bini (German Biene, dialectal Beie).

Noun[edit]

 n

  1. bee (insect)

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