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See also: by, BY, by-, by., -by, .by, and b'y

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *biją, from Proto-Germanic *bijǭ, having been altered by analogy to . Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰey-.[1] 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).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (12th century Icelandic) IPA(key): /ˈbyː/

Noun[edit]

 n

  1. bee (insect)

Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic:
  • Norwegian: bie
  • Old Swedish: ,
    • Swedish: bi
  • Old Danish:
    • Danish: bi
  • Gutnish: bei
  • Faroese: býfluga
  • Icelandic: býfluga

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kroonen, Guus (2013), “bīōn-”, in Etymological Dictionary of Proto-Germanic (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 11), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 65