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Proto-Germanic: *bat-iz, *bōtō, *batēn
Meaning: better, best
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: comp. *batiza `better', sup, batista `best'; *ga-batnan wk. `obtain an advantage'; *bōta f. (ō) `aid'; *bōtjan wk. `be of use, do good'
Old Norse: betr adv. `besser'; comp. betri, sup. betz-r, batzt-r adj. `besser'; bati m. `Besserung, Nutzen'; batna wk. `besser werden'; bōt `Besserung, Ersatz; Busse'
Norwegian: beter adv.; betre adj.; batna vb.; bot
Old Swedish: bäter adv.; batna vb.
Swedish: bättre adj.; battna vb.; bot
Old Danish: bätär, beder adv.; Run but
Danish: bedre adj.; bod
Old English: adj. bet; bet(e)re, betera, betest; bōt `Verbesserung, Schadenersatz'
English: better, best; (arch.) boot
Old Frisian: bata m. `Vorteil, Gewinn'; betera, best; bōte
Old Saxon: { betera }, betara, bezt; adv. bat, bet; bōta `Besserung, Busse'
Middle Dutch: bēter, best; adv. bat, bet; { boete }
Dutch: beter, best; { boete }
Old Franconian: betera
Middle Low German: bēter, best; bōte; { bate `Verbesserung' }
Old High German: beʒʒiro, beʒʒisto (9.Jh.); baʒʒēn `besser w.'; buoʒa, buoʒ (9.Jh.) `Vergütung, Besserung, Heilung'; adv. baʒ
Middle High German: buoʒɛ st. m. 'busse', buoʒ st. m.? 'bessserung, abhilfe'; bɛʒʒer, baʒʒer adj. 'besser', bɛʒʒist, bɛst adj. best'
German: besser, best; Busse f.
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