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
    Synonyms: egna
  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
    Synonyms: láta á beit
    beita kindum.
    To put sheep out to graze.
  4. (transitive, governs the dative) to employ, to use, to handle a tool or method
    Synonyms: nota
  5. (nautical) to sail by beating (sail into the wind at an angle)

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Noun[edit]

beita f (genitive singular beitu, nominative plural beitur)

  1. bait
    Synonyms: agn

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Noun[edit]

beita n pl

  1. definite plural of beite

Verb[edit]

beita

  1. simple past of beite
  2. past participle of beite

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse beita (make bite).

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Verb[edit]

beita (present tense beitar/beiter, past tense beita/beitte, past participle beita/beitt, passive infinitive 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.

Noun[edit]

beita n pl

  1. definite plural of beite

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

beita

  1. genitive singular of beit