Geist

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Etymology[edit]

From Old High German geist, from Proto-Germanic *gaistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeysd-, *ǵʰisd- (anger, agitation). Compare Dutch geest, West Frisian geast, English ghost, Swedish gast. Cognate with Persian زشت (zešt, ugly, hateful, disgusting).

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Geist m (genitive Geistes, plural Geister)

  1. spirit
  2. (Christianity) the Holy Spirit; Holy Ghost
  3. essence
  4. mind
  5. wit
  6. ghost; spook
  7. (Egoistic philosophy) spook

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Geist m (genitive Geistes, plural Geiste)

  1. (chiefly in compounds) an alcoholic drink; a spirit

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