From Middle English bayte, bait, beite, from Old Norse beita, from Proto-Germanic *baitō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd-. Cognate with German Beize, Old English bāt. Related to bite.
From Middle English bayten, baiten, beiten, from Old Norse beita, from Proto-Germanic *baitijaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd-. Cognate with Icelandic beita, Swedish beta, German beizen, Old English bǣtan.
French battre de l'aile or des ailes, to flap or flutter.
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