Bið

Old Norse Dictionary - bið

Meaning of Old Norse word "bið" in English.

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

bið
n. pl. [A. S. bid], a biding, waiting, delay; skömm bið, Al. 118: patience, mikit megu biðin (a proverb), 119, 623. 60; vera góðr í biðum, to be patient and forbearing, BS. i. 141; liggja á bið (biðum?), to bide the events, FmS. x. 407: in mod. usage fem. sing., lífið manns hart fram hleypr, hefir það enga bið, Hallgr.

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

Abbreviations used:

A. S.
Anglo-Saxon.
fem.
feminine.
l.
line.
m.
masculine.
mod.
modern.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.
S.
Saga.
sing.
singular.

Works & Authors cited:

Al.
Alexanders Saga. (G. I.)
Bs.
Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
Fms.
Fornmanna Sögur. (E. I.)
Hallgr.
Hallgrímr Pétrsson.
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