Bœta

Old Icelandic Dictionary - bœta

Meaning of Old Icelandic word "bœta" in English.

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

bœta Old Icelandic word can mean:

bœta
(-tta, -ttr), v.
bœta
1) to better, improve (ár þær, sem mikit ~ landit);
bœta
~ ráð sitt (to better one’s condition) ok biðja konu;
bœta
~ aptr, to restore;
bœta
~ at e-u, to repair;
bœta
~ upp borg, to repair it;
bœta
2) to make up for, compensate;
bœta
ef þér vilit eigi ~ (make up for) þat er þér hafit brotit;
bœta
~ glœp sinn syndir sínar, to atone for one’s crime, sins;
bœta
~ e-m e-t, to compensate one for a thing (= ~ e-t við e-n);
bœta
Styrr vá mörg víg, en bœtti engi (viz. víg), S. slew many men, but paid for none;
bœta
~ mann fé (dat.), to pay weregild for one slain (Hrafnkell bœtti engan mann fé);
bœta
~ sál sína, to devote one’s efforts to the saving of one’s soul;
bœta
~ um e-t, to improve a thing;
bœta
ekki bœtist um, matters grow worse;
bœta
~ yfir e-t, to make good again, redress;
bœta
3) to heal, restore to health;
bœta
guð bœtti honum af þessi sótt, God healed him of his disease; with gen. of the disease;
bœta
~ e-m sinnar vanheilsu, to restore one to health;
bœta
refl., e-m bœtist, one gets better, is restored to health; with gen. of the disease (bœttist Búa augnaverkjarins).

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᚢᛏᛅ

Abbreviations used:

e-u
einhverju.
e-t
eitthvat.
e-m
einhverjum.
dat.
dative.
gen.
genitive.
n.
neuter.
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