hægt og bítandi

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hægt(slowly), confer the adjective hægur(slow) and og(and) and bítandi(biting, bitingly) the present participle of bíta(to bite).

Adverb[edit]

hægt og bítandi

  1. slowly but effectively, by inches, inch by inch
    Þrek hennar dvínar hægt og bítandi.
    Her endurance shall slowly dwindle.

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