EnglishEdit

NounEdit

flyte (plural flytes)

  1. Alternative spelling of flite
    • 1898, George Saintsbury, A Short History of English Literature
      The bird of Pallas has also a good flyte on the moral side [] in his suggestion that the principal effect of the nightingale's song is to make women false to their husbands.

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flyte (third-person singular simple present flytes, present participle flyting, simple past and past participle flyted)

  1. Alternative spelling of flite

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse fljóta

VerbEdit

flyte (imperative flyt, present tense flyter, simple past fløt or fløyt, past participle flytt, present participle flytende)

  1. to float
  2. to flow; run
  3. to overflow

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse fljóta, from Proto-Germanic *fleutaną. Cognates include English fleet, Dutch vlieten, German fließen, Icelandic fljóta, Faroese flóta, and Danish flyde. Ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *plewd- (to flow, run).

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flyte (present tense flyt, past tense flaut, supine flote, past participle floten, present participle flytande, imperative flyt)

  1. (intransitive) to float
  2. (intransitive) to flow, stream
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse flýta, a factitive of the adjective fljótr (Modern Norwegian Nynorsk fljot and fløt).

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flyte (present tense flyter, past tense flytte, past participle flytt, passive infinitive flytast, present participle flytande, imperative flyt)

  1. (transitive) to hurry
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