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See also: ost, OST, ôt, öst, øst, osť, -ost, and -osť



From Middle High German ōst, from Old High German *ost, from Proto-West Germanic *austr, from Proto-Germanic *austrą. Compare Dutch oost, English east, West Frisian east, Norwegian Bokmål øst, Norwegian Nynorsk aust.


  • IPA(key): /ɔst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɔst


Ost m (strong, genitive Osts or Ost, no plural)

  1. the east (used without article; a short form of Osten)
    der Wind kommt aus Ostthe wind is coming from the east
  2. a wind coming from the east (used with article)


Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (compass points)
Nordwest Nord Nordost
West Ost
Südwest Süd Südost

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Further reading[edit]

  • Ost” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache


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Named after the Oust river, generally considered to be of Celtic/Gaulish origin (the name in Breton is Oud) and possibly related to the name of the Oltis, or from a derivative of Proto-Celtic *olyos (all), if the Gaulish form was a suffixed form of *ollo- (everything, big), meaning something like "the big one (river)."[1]

Proper noun[edit]

Ost ?

  1. Oust (a village in the Ariège department, France)


  • French: Oust


  1. ^ Xavier Delamarre, Dictionnaire de la langue gauloise, éditions errance 2003, p. 240.
  • Jòrdi Deledar and Patrici Poujade, "L'Occitan parlé en Ariège", 2001, Pamiers, Cercle Occitan Prospèr Estieu, →ISBN, Page 68.