bytte

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Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bytə/, [ˈb̥yd̥ə]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German bǖte, of uncertain ultimate origin; possibly a Celtic borrowing, from Proto-Celtic *boudi (victory, booty, spoils). If so, related to the name of Boudica, a British Celtic queen.

This source is comparable to German Beute, late Old Norse býti, and Swedish byte; also French butin (hence English booty).

Noun[edit]

bytte n (singular definite byttet, not used in plural form)

  1. loot, plunder, booty, spoils
  2. prey
  3. exchange, swap, swop
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Low German bǖten, a verb derived from the former noun. Perhaps partially from Proto-Germanic *biūtijaną, a compound of *bi- and *ūtijaną (cf. Old Norse ýta, Danish yde).

Verb[edit]

bytte (past tense byttede, past participle byttet)

  1. to exchange
  2. to swap, swop
  3. to change
  4. to trade
  5. to barter
Inflection[edit]

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse býti and Middle Low German bute.

Noun[edit]

bytte n (definite singular byttet, indefinite plural bytter, definite plural bytta or byttene)

  1. change, exchange, swap
  2. booty, loot, spoils
  3. prey
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bytte

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse býta and Middle Low German buten.

Verb[edit]

bytte (imperative bytt, present tense bytter, passive byttes, simple past and past participle bytta or byttet, present participle byttende)

  1. to change, exchange, swap, to transplant

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse býti and Middle Low German bute, via Norwegian Bokmål.

Noun[edit]

bytte n (definite singular byttet, indefinite plural bytte, definite plural bytta)

  1. booty, loot, spoils
  2. prey

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bytte

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of bytt.

Verb[edit]

bytte

  1. past tense of byta.

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