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From Old High German mist, from Proto-Germanic *mihstuz. Probably derived from *mīganą (to urinate) + *-þuz. Cognate with Dutch mest, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐌷𐍃𐍄𐌿𐍃 (maihstus).



Mist m (genitive Mists, no plural)

  1. manure (domestic animals’ excrement mixed with hay)
    • 2003, Franz Eugen Schlachter, Die Bibel (“Schlachter 2000”), Genfer Bibelgesellschaft, 4 Mose 19:5:
      und die junge Kuh soll er vor seinen Augen verbrennen lassen; ihre Haut und ihr Fleisch, dazu ihr Blut samt ihrem Mist soll man verbrennen.
      and the young cow should be burnt before his eyes; one should burn its skin and its flesh, as well as its blood with its dung.
  2. (colloquial) crap, bullshit
  3. (Austria) rubbish, garbage, waste

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