bijten

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*bʰeyd-

From Middle Dutch biten, from Old Dutch *bītan, from Proto-Germanic *bītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- ‎(to split). Compare Low German bieten, West Frisian bite, German beißen, English bite, Danish bide, Swedish bita.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bijten ‎(past singular beet, past participle gebeten)

  1. to bite

Conjugation[edit]

Inflection of bijten (strong class 1)
infinitive bijten
past singular beet
past participle gebeten
infinitive bijten
gerund bijten n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular bijt beet
2nd person sing. (jij) bijt beet
2nd person sing. (u) bijt beet
2nd person sing. (gij) bijt beet
3rd person singular bijt beet
plural bijten beten
subjunctive sing.1 bijte bete
subjunctive plur.1 bijten beten
imperative sing. bijt
imperative plur.1 bijt
participles bijtend gebeten
1) Archaic.

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  • Afrikaans: byt