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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From be- +‎ tyde, after Middle Low German beduden

VerbEdit

bety (imperative bety, present tense betyr, simple past betydde or betød, past participle betydd)

  1. to mean; signify; denote; represent
  2. give to understand
  3. hint
  4. indicate
  5. matter

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Norwegian Bokmål bety, from Middle Low German beduden.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bety (present tense betyr, past tense betydde, past participle betydd/betytt, imperative bety)

  1. to mean (to convey meaning)
    Det er neppe det det betyr.
    That's probably not what it means.
  2. lead to; imply
  3. mean (to be important to)
    Dette betyr mykje for meg.
    This means a lot to me.

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