As defined by the Cleasby & Vigfusson Old Norse to English dictionary:
bit Old Norse word can mean:
- n. bite, Lat. morsus; at tönnunum er bitsins ván, Skálda 163: of cutting instruments, sax vænligt til bits, Fs. 6: of insects, mýbit, bite of gnats, Rd. 295; bit flugdýra, 655 xxx; dýrbit, a fox killing lambs, Bs. ii. 137.
- β. pasture = beit, n. G. L. i. 246.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᛒᛁᛏ
Younger Futhark runes were used from 8th to 12th centuries in Scandinavia and their overseas settlements
Works & Authors cited:
- Biskupa Sögur. (D. III.)
- Forn-sögur. (D. II.)
- Reykdæla Saga. (D. II.)
- Skálda. (H. I.)
- N. G. L.
- Norges Gamle Love. (B. II.)
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This headword also appears in dictionaries of other languages descending from Old Norse.