hægt og bítandi

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hægt (slowly), confer the adjective hægur (slow) and og (and) and bítandi (biting, bitingly) the present participle of bíta (to bite).

Adverb[edit]

hægt og bítandi

  1. slowly but effectively, by inches, inch by inch
    Þrek hennar dvínar hægt og bítandi.
    Her endurance shall slowly dwindle.

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