pest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French peste (=modern French), from Latin pestis

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pest (plural pests)

  1. (originally) A plague, pestilence, epidemic
  2. An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.
  3. An annoying person.
  4. (UK, slang) Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers uninterested women.
    Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!

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  • (creature) bug

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French peste, from Latin pestis (disease, plague, pest, destruction).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛst/, [pʰɛsd̥]

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pest c (uncountable, singular definite pesten)

  1. (pathology) plague
  2. (figuratively) pestilence

Dutch[edit]

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pest f (uncountable)

  1. A plague, pest, pestilence.
  2. A specific bovine plague
  3. An obnoxious person

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Verb[edit]

pest

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of pesten
  2. imperative of pesten

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pęstь

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pȇst f (Cyrillic spelling пе̑ст)

  1. (regional, literary) fist

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pęstь. Cognate with Serbo-Croatian пест, pest, Slovak päsť, Russian пясть (pjastʹ, middle part of the hand) and запястье (zapjastʹje), dialectal Bulgarian (Western dialects) пестник (pestnik), песник (pesnik), пестница (pestnica). Compare Ancient Greek πυγμή (pugmḗ), English fist, German Faust.

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pést f (genitive pestí, nominative plural pestí)

  1. (anatomy) fist

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pest c

  1. A plague
  2. A pest; something deeply annoying

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