gyte

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gjóta

Verb[edit]

gyte (imperative gyt, present tense gyter, passive gytes, simple past gjøt or gytte, past participle gytt, present participle gytende)

  1. (of fish) to spawn

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse gjóta

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

gyte (present tense gyter or gyt, past tense gytte or gaut, past participle gytt or gote, passive infinitive gytast, present participle gytande, imperative gyt)

  1. (of fish) to spawn

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Also found in Northern English dialects.

Adjective[edit]

gyte

  1. crazy or mad; delirious; out of one's senses
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir Walter Scott to this entry?)
  2. foolish; demented

Noun[edit]

gyte (plural gytes)

  1. A madman; fool
  2. A first-year boy at The Royal High School, Edinburgh or Edinburgh Academy.

References[edit]

  • Chamber's Twentieth Century Dictionary 1952