From: Brian M. Scott
> --- In email@example.com, "tgpedersen"And Cleasby, Vigfússon, & Craigie adds to that, citing <bíta
> <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
>>>> cf. ON beita "let graze".
>>> What's wrong with the usual explanation of it as a
>>> causative of <bíta> 'to bite'?
>> I don't like the semantics. "Make bite"? You'd expect
>> "bite" itself to turn up in connection with grazing, but
>> it doesn't, afaIk.
> But as far as Zoëga's ON Dictionary knows it does. The
> first idiom given under bíta is bíta gras or just bíta,
> meaning 'graze'.