beita

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beita (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative beitti, supine beitt)

  1. (transitive, governs the accusative, fishing) to bait a fishing line syn.
  2. (transitive, governs the dative, fishing) to use as bait on a fishhook
    beita maðki.
    To use a worm as bait.
  3. (transitive, governs the dative) to put to pasture, to put out to graze, to have animals feed on the land syn.
    beita kindum.
    To put sheep out to graze.
  4. (transitive, governs the dative) to employ, to use, to handle a tool or method syn.
  5. (nautical) to sail by beating (sail into the wind at an angle)

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beita f (genitive singular beitu, nominative plural beitur)

  1. bait syn.

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From Old Norse beita (make bite).

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beita (present tense beitar/beiter, past tense beita/beitte, past participle beita/beitt, passive infinitve beitast, present participle beitande, imperative beita/beit)

  1. graze (eat grass from a pasture)
    Om sumaren er dyra ute og beiter.
    The animals are outdoors and grazing during the summer.

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beita n

  1. plural definite of beite

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