-estre

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *-istrijǭ, *-astrijǭ, feminine agent suffix equivalent to Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz (> -ere); compare Middle Low German -(e)ster, Dutch -ster, Old High German -astria.

Suffix[edit]

-estre

  1. female agent suffix, especially denoting one who is skilled in a particular occupation or craft
    bæcestre (female baker); sangestre (female singer, songstress)

Descendants[edit]