cest

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See also: c'est, čest, CEST, and česť

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin cestus.

Noun[edit]

cest (plural cests)

  1. (obsolete) A woman's girdle; a cestus.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cest

  1. genitive plural of cesta

Middle French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cest

  1. masculine singular form of ce used before a vowel or a mute h followed by a vowel
    cest honneur
    this honor

Contraction[edit]

cest

  1. Alternative form of c'est

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *kistō, from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē). Cognate with Old Frisian kiste, Middle Dutch kiste (Dutch kist), Old High German chista (German Kiste), Old Norse kista.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ċest f

  1. box; coffer

Descendants[edit]


Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

cest m

  1. Alternative form of cist

Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

cest

  1. second-person singular preterite of cael

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cest gest nghest chest
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.