costen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English costnien, from Old English costnian, subsidiary form of Old English costian (to tempt, try, prove, examine), from Proto-Germanic *kustōną (to try, taste), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵews- (to enjoy, taste). Cognate with German kosten (to taste). More at choose.

Verb[edit]

costen (third-person singular simple present costens, present participle costening, simple past and past participle costened)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To try; tempt.

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Verb[edit]

costen

  1. third-person plural present indicative form of costar