bíða

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See also: bida, bída, biþa, and bid'a

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

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

  1. to wait

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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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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *bīdaną. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeydʰ- (to trust).

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bíða (singular past indicative beið, plural past indicative biðu, past participle biðinn)

  1. (transitive, with genitive) to abide, wait for
    bíð þú mín hér
    wait for me here
  2. (transitive, with accusative) to suffer, undergo, sustain
  3. (transitive, with genitive) to be in store for, await
    fagnaðu, vin minn, því at þín bíðr eilífr fagnaðr
    rejoyce, my friend, for eternal joy awaits you (sg.)
  4. (impersonal, with accusative) (there) to be, to be to be had
    hvárki bíðr þar báru né vinds blæ
    there is felt neither wave nor breath of air

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