beit

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Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

beit

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative of bíta

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

beit

  1. Alternative form of bayte

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

beit

  1. simple past of bite
  2. imperative of beite

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

beit

  1. simple past of bite
  2. imperative of beite

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

beit

  1. third-person plural present subjunctive absolute of at·tá

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
beit beit
pronounced with /v(ʲ)-/
mbeit
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *baitō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to break, split).

Noun[edit]

beit f

  1. a pasturage, a pasture
  2. a plate of metal mounted on the brim (of a thing)
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
References[edit]
  • beit in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • beit in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.
  • beit in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

beit f

  1. a plate of metal mounted on the brim (of a thing)

Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: beit

References[edit]

  • beit in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • “beit” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *baitą, *baitaz, also from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to break, split).

Noun[edit]

beit n

  1. (poetic) a boat
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]
References[edit]
  • beit in An Icelandic-English Dictionary, R. Cleasby and G. Vigfússon, Clarendon Press, 1874, at Internet Archive.
  • beit in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.
  • beit in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

beit

  1. first/third-person singular indicative past of bíta

Volapük[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

beit (nominative plural beits)

  1. bite

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]