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bíte

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
bíte, l. bite,
Wright's OE grammar
§386; §562;
and add:
a bite
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  • Wiþ nǽdran bite,

      Lch. ii. 110, 19.
  • Bite

    morsum,

      Wrt. Voc. ii. 57, 60.
  • Swá hwilcne swá þæt hors mihte, hit slát and wundode hiora lima mid bitum,

      Gr. D. 78, 5. I a. of the effect of cancer :-- Ealne þone bite þæs cancres heó áfeormað, Lch. i. 296, 22. I b. fig. :-- '
    ;
the bite, cut of a weapon, &c.
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  • Ðǽr is benda bite and dynta dyne,

      Wlfst. 114, 23: 209, 17.
  • Gif bánes bite weorð

    if the bone be cut,

      Ll. Th. i. 12, 5.
  • (Cf. O. Frs. bénes biti.)
Etymology
[O. Frs. biti: O. Sax. biti (billes): O. H. Ger. biz morsus: Icel. bit; n.]
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v. grist-bite.
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