bedrift

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From be- ‎(about, around) +‎ drift.

Verb[edit]

bedrift ‎(third-person singular simple present bedrifts, present participle bedrifting, simple past and past participle bedrifted)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To drift about; drift around.
    • 1909, Thomas Carlyle, Hilaire Belloc, The French revolution: a history:
      The disowned of all parties, the rejected and foolishly bedrifted hither and thither, to what corner of Nature can he now drift with advantage?
    • 1918, Katharine Lee Bates, The retinue, and other poems:
      Yet to him a new Madonna For the baby-boy who nestled On her bosom, all bedrifted With her yellow hair, [...]
    • 2011, Anonymous, William Morris, Eirkr Magnusson, The Eyrbyggja Saga and The Story of the Heath-Slayings:
      [...] That season were singing aloud round my shield. When the hollow-wrought sun-disc that Frodis' arm holdeth With blood was bedrifted before the ring's lord, [...]

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Nominalization of bedrive.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /beˈdreft/, [b̥eˈd̥ʁεfd̥]
  • (Dialectal Jutlandic) IPA(key): [b̥eˈd̥ʁœʊ̯d̥]

Noun[edit]

bedrift c (singular definite bedriften, plural indefinite bedrifter)

  1. achievement
  2. farm
  3. company
  4. business
  5. trade

Inflection[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bedrif

Noun[edit]

bedrift m ‎(definite singular bedriften, indefinite plural bedrifter, definite plural bedriftene)

  1. a company or business

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German bedrif

Noun[edit]

bedrift f ‎(definite singular bedrifta, indefinite plural bedrifter, definite plural bedriftene)

  1. a company or business

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