bitan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split). Cognate with Old Frisian bīta (West Frisian bite), Old Saxon bītan (Low German bieten), Middle Dutch biten (Dutch bijten), Old High German bizan (German beißen), Old Norse bíta (Swedish bita, Danish bide), Gothic 𐌱𐌴𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (beitan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bītan

  1. to bite

Conjugation[edit]

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bītaną, whence also Old English bītan, Old Frisian bīta, Old High German bīzan, and Old Norse bíta. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split).

Verb[edit]

bītan

  1. to bite

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bîtan/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧tan

Adjective[edit]

bȉtan (definite bȉtnī, comparative bitniji, Cyrillic spelling би̏тан)

  1. essential, inherent, vital
  2. important, significant

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