besta

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

besta

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bestaan
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of bestaan
  3. imperative of bestaan

Anagrams[edit]


Galician[edit]

Noun[edit]

besta f (plural bestas)

  1. beast (animal)
  2. mare
  3. (figuratively) brute

Synonyms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin bēstia (beast). Compare also Old Portuguese bescha.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

besta f (plural bestas)

  1. beast (a non-human animal, especially large vertebrate quadrupeds)
  2. beast of burden
  3. ass (animal)
  4. a stupid person
  5. (euphemistic) Satan
Synonyms[edit]
Derived terms[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese baesta (crossbow), from Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα (ballístra). Not related to above meaning of Satan (folk etymology).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

besta f (plural bestas)

  1. crossbow
Related terms[edit]