bítan
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bítan
Add:I. to bite with the teeth Ic bíte mandeo, bítende and slítende mordax, Wrt. Voc. ii. 57, 47, 56. Hé bítes and slítes hine adlidit eum, Mk. R. 9, 18. Bítende (bídtende, L.) ł bát hine discerpens eum, 1, 26. I a. to bite, gnash the eccen :-- Hí bíton heora téð him tógeánes, Hml. Th. i. 46, 27. II. of a pungent substance Þone yfelan, bítendan wǽtan, Lch, ii. 60, 23. v. be-, for-bítan.
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