Beit

Old Norse Dictionary - beit

Meaning of Old Norse word "beit" in English.

As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:

beit Old Norse word can mean:

beit
1. n.
beit
I. pasturage, Grág. ii. 224, 263, 286; á beit, grazing: [in England the rector of a parish is said to have ‘the bite’ of the churchyard.]
beit
COMPDS: beitarland, beitarmaðr, beitartollr.
beit
II. poët. a ship, Lex. poët.
beit
2. f. a plate of metal mounted on the brim, e. g. of a drinking horn, the carved metal plate on an old-fashioned saddle, Fms. iii. 190; skálir með gyltum beitum, B. K. 84, Bs. ii. 244; cp. Caes. Bell. Gall. 6. 28 (Germani urorum cornua) a labris argento circumcludunt.

Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛁᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements

Abbreviations used:

n.
neuter.
poët.
poetically.
cp.
compare.
e. g.
exempli gratia.
f.
feminine.
l.
line.

Works & Authors cited:

Grág.
Grágás. (B. I.)
Lex. Poët.
Lexicon Poëticum by Sveinbjörn Egilsson, 1860.
B. K.
Björgynjar Kálfskinn. (J. II.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
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