Beita

Old Icelandic Dictionary - beita

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "beita" in English.

As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):

beita Old Icelandic word can mean:

beita
I)
beita
f. bait, esp. for fish.
beita
II)
beita
(-tta, -ttr), v.
beita
1) to ‘cause to bite’, graze, with the animals in dat. (~ nautum), the pasture in acc. (~ haga, land, engi);
beita
absol. to pasture cattle (~ í skógi);
beita
~ upp land, to exhaust by grazing;
beita
~ upp (to consume) engjum ok heyjum;
beita
2) to handle, use a weapon (~ sverði);
beita
3) to hunt or chase (with dogs or hawks);
beita
~ e-n hundum, to set dogs on one;
beita
4) fig., ~ e-n brögðum, úlögum, illu, to deal cunningly, unlawfully, badly with one;
beita
recipr., við höfum opt brögðum beizt, schemed against each other;
beita
5) to harness (a horse, &c.) to a vehicle (~ hest fyrir vagn);
beita
beittu enn blakka mar, saddle thy black steed;
beita
fig., ~ e-n fyrir e-t, to put one at the head of;
beita
refl., ~st fyrir e-t or e-u, to lead the cause;
beita
6) to furnish (a vehicle) with horses (vagn at ~);
beita
7) to steer or sail near the wind, to cruise (~ þeir í brot, frá landinu);
beita
fengu þeir beitt fyrir Skotland, they weathered S.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛁᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

esp.
especially.
f.
feminine.
acc.
accusative.
dat.
dative.
absol.
absolute, absolutely.
e-t
eitthvat.
e-u
einhverju.
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