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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bytə/, [ˈb̥yd̥ə]

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German bǖte, which has also been borrowed to German Beute, late Old Norse býti, and Swedish byte. Possibly originally a Celtic word, *boudi, which also survives in French butin (hence English booty).

NounEdit

bytte n (singular definite byttet, not used in plural form)

  1. loot, plunder, booty, spoils
  2. prey
  3. exchange, swap, swop
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Low German bǖten, a verb derived from the former noun. Perhaps partially from Proto-Germanic *biūtijaną, a compound of *bi- and *ūtijaną (cf. Old Norse ýta, Danish yde).

VerbEdit

bytte (past tense byttede, past participle byttet)

  1. to exchange
  2. to swap, swop
  3. to change
  4. to trade
  5. to barter

InflectionEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse býti and Middle Low German bute.

NounEdit

bytte n (definite singular byttet, indefinite plural bytter, definite plural bytta or byttene)

  1. change, exchange, swap
  2. booty, loot, spoils
  3. prey
Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian Nynorsk: bytte

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse býta and Middle Low German buten.

VerbEdit

bytte (imperative bytt, present tense bytter, passive byttes, simple past and past participle bytta or byttet, present participle byttende)

  1. to change, exchange, swap, to transplant

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse býti and Middle Low German bute, via Norwegian Bokmål.

NounEdit

bytte n (definite singular byttet, indefinite plural bytte, definite plural bytta)

  1. booty, loot, spoils
  2. prey

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

bytte

  1. absolute definite natural masculine singular of bytt.

VerbEdit

bytte

  1. past tense of byta.

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