Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

bit +‎ -en

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈbitɛn]
  • Hyphenation: bi‧ten

Noun edit

biten

  1. superessive singular of bit

Middle Dutch edit

Etymology edit

From Old Dutch *bītan, from Proto-West Germanic *bītan.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

biten

  1. to bite

Inflection edit

Strong class 1
Infinitive biten
3rd sg. past bêet
3rd pl. past bēten
Past participle gebēten
Infinitive biten
In genitive bitens
In dative bitene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular bite bêet
2nd singular bijts, bites bēets, bētes
3rd singular bijt, bitet bêet
1st plural biten bēten
2nd plural bijt, bitet bēet, bētet
3rd plural biten bēten
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular bite bēte
2nd singular bijts, bites bētes
3rd singular bite bēte
1st plural biten bēten
2nd plural bijt, bitet bētet
3rd plural biten bēten
Imperative Present
Singular bijt, bite
Plural bijt, bitet
Present Past
Participle bitende gebēten

Derived terms edit

Descendants edit

  • Dutch: bijten
    • Afrikaans: byt
    • Berbice Creole Dutch: biti
    • Skepi Creole Dutch: bet, bit
    • ? Sranan Tongo: beti
  • Limburgish: biete

Further reading edit

  • “biten (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek[1], 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “biten (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old English bītan, from Proto-West Germanic *bītan.

Alternative forms edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

biten

  1. to bite
Conjugation edit
Descendants edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Old English betēon, equivalent to be- +‎ tēn.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

biten

  1. Alternative form of biteon

References edit

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Noun edit

biten m

  1. definite singular of bit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Noun edit

biten m

  1. definite singular of bit (Etymologies 1 & 2)

Participle edit

biten (neuter bite, definite singular and plural bitne)

  1. past participle of bita
  2. past participle of bite

Swedish edit

Participle edit

biten

  1. past participle of bita

Adjective edit

biten

  1. bitten
  2. stung (by a bee, wasp or mosquito)
  3. hooked, addicted (on/to a hobby)

Declension edit

Inflection of biten
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular biten
Neuter singular bitet
Plural bitna
Masculine plural3 bitne
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 bitne
All bitna
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

Noun edit

biten

  1. definite singular of bit

Anagrams edit