Faust

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Johann Georg Faust, German magician and alchemist

Proper noun[edit]

Faust

  1. A magician and alchemist of German lore who sold his soul to the Devil for knowledge and power.
  2. A hamlet in Alberta, Canada

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German fūst, vūst, voust, from Old High German fūst, from West Germanic *funsti-, Proto-Germanic *funstiz, possibly ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (five). Cognate with Dutch vuist, Low German Fust, Old English fȳst (English fist).

Noun[edit]

Faust f (genitive Faust, plural Fäuste)

  1. a fist