Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Swedish bethydha, from Middle Low German beduden, equivalent to be- +‎ tyda.[1] Cognate with Danish betyde, Norwegian Bokmål bety, Norwegian Nynorsk bety, German bedeuten, Vilamovian bydȧjta, Luxembourgish bedeiten, Dutch beduiden, older bedieden, Limburgish beduuje, Saterland Frisian betjuude and West Frisian betsjutte.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bɛ¹tyːda/
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Verb edit

betyda (present betyder, preterite betydde, supine betytt, imperative betyd)

  1. to mean (convey, signify, indicate)
  2. to mean; to be of importance (for someone)
  3. to mean; to result in

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Further reading edit

betyda in Svensk ordbok.