bestia

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bes- +‎ tia

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural besties)

  1. great-aunt

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bēstia. Cognate to biscia, which is not borrowed but inherited.

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestie)

  1. beast

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. A Proto-Indo-European preform *dʰwēs-tiā has been proposed, from the root dʰwēs- (to breathe) (compare Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍃 (dius) from *dʰus- (to breathe)), but this is uncertain, since an initial f- would be expected in Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēstia f (genitive bēstiae); first declension

  1. a beast

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative bēstia bēstiae
genitive bēstiae bēstiārum
dative bēstiae bēstiīs
accusative bēstiam bēstiās
ablative bēstiā bēstiīs
vocative bēstia bēstiae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēstiā

  1. ablative singular of bēstia

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Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bēstia

Noun[edit]

bestia f

  1. beast, animal

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bēstia

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia f

  1. beast (non-human animal)

Declension[edit]

External links[edit]

  • bestia” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) biestg
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) bestga
  • (Puter, Vallader) bes-cha

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bēstia.

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestias)

  1. (Sursilvan) animal

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) animal
  • (Sursilvan) tier

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bēstia

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestias)

  1. animal
  2. (pejorative) a person who acts stupidly

Venetian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestie)

  1. animal
  2. beast
  3. insect