beest

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English bist, see be + -est. Compare German bist.

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beest

  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of be
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest
      Stephano!—If thou beest Stephano, touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo:—be not afeared—thy good friend Trinculo.

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Noun[edit]

beest n (plural beesten, diminutive beestje n)

  1. animal, beast
    Er zit een beestje in m'n soep.
    There is a bug in my soup.

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  • Beest has a somewhat negative connotation, whereas dier is neutral.

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