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ONP: Dictionary of Old Norse Prose

Word

2bið sb. n. [; -]

(cf. bið sb. f., biða sb. f.)

1) [e-s/e-rs / at !] (oftest pl.) venten (på ngt/ngn), ventetid, udsættelse ‖ (usually pl.) wait (for sth./sby), waiting, postponement
 ● góðr/... í biðum god til at vente, tålmodig ‖ good at waiting, patient
2) [e-s] (pl.) forventning (om ngt), udsigt (til ngt) ‖ (pl.) expectation (of sth.), prospect (of sth.)

Forms: bið (5); bidum (2); biðum (2); bid (2); biða (2); biþ (1); biðen (1); bidom (1);

Gloss.: EJ ¹bið pl.; ClV pl.; Suppl2 pl.; Fr pl.; Rím; deVr pl.; Fr4 pl.?; NO pl.

Literature: Bjorvand 1994 37, 60; Grønvik 1989 [MM 1989] 15-16, 24; Lundahl 1940 [ANF 55] 64

Genre. (expected): romances: 4 (2); religious works: 3 (4); family sagas: 2 (2); historical works: 2 (3); contemporary sagas: 2 (1); legal works: 2 (2); charters: 1 (1);