Býta

Old Norse Dictionary - býta

Meaning of Old Norse word "býta" in English.

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

býta Old Norse word can mean:

býta
tt, [bútr], to deal out, give, with dat. of the thing; býtti Hrafn silfrinu, Fas. iii. 256: esp. býta út, or út býta, to give alms, Hebr. xiii. 16, Gal. vi. 6.
býta
β. to exchange, Dan. bytte; býttum við jörðum okkar, Dipl. i. 12, H. E. i. 561.

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

Abbreviations used:

dat.
dative.
esp.
especially.
l.
line.
Dan.
Danish.
n.
neuter.
pl.
plural.

Works & Authors cited:

Fas.
Fornaldar Sögur. (C. II.)
Dipl.
Diplomatarium. (J. I.)
H. E.
Historia Ecclesiastica Islandiae. (J. I.)
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