bestir

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bestyrien, bestirien, from Old English bestyrian (to heap up, pile up), equivalent to be- +‎ stir.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bestir (third-person singular simple present bestirs, present participle bestirring, simple past and past participle bestirred)

  1. (transitive) To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor.
  2. (intransitive) To become active; to rouse oneself.
    • 1872, James De Mille, The Cryptogram[1], edition HTML, The Gutenberg Project, published 2009:
      The old man and his wife bestirred themselves to make every thing ready for the unexpected guests, ...
    • 1912, Zane Grey, Riders of the Purple Sage, Chapter 9
      When he had bestirred himself, [] it was clear daylight, though the sun had not tipped the yellow wall in the east.

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Faroese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bestir

  1. (in the plural) best, superlative of góður and væl

Declension[edit]

bestur a5
Singular (eintal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) bestur best best
Accusative (hvønnfall) bestan besta
Dative (hvørjumfall) bestum bestari bestum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (bests) (bestar/
bestrar)
(bests)
Plural (fleirtal) m (kallkyn) f (kvennkyn) n (hvørkikyn)
Nominative (hvørfall) bestir bestar best
Accusative (hvønnfall) bestar
Dative (hvørjumfall) bestum
Genitive (hvørsfall) (besta/
bestra)