Geist

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German Geist.

Proper noun[edit]

Geist (plural Geists)

  1. A surname, from German​.

Statistics[edit]

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Geist is the 5802nd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 5966 individuals. Geist is most common among White (95.34%) individuals.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡaɪ̯st/
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Noun[edit]

Geist m (strong, genitive Geistes or Geists, plural Geister)

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

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Noun[edit]

Geist m (strong, genitive Geistes or Geists, plural Geiste)

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

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Further reading[edit]

  • Geist” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Geist” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Geist” in Duden online
  • Wikipedia-logo.svg Geist on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de