Tjost

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Like English joust, from Old French jouster. Adopted in Middle High German by the late 12th century (Hartmann von Aue) as as feminine tjost, tjoste, jiust, jiuste, joste, schust, but also (more rarely) as masculine tust, just, just, gust, tschuscht.

Noun[edit]

Tjost f (genitive Tjost, plural Tjosten), also Tjost m (genitive Tjosts, plural Tjoste)

  1. joust

Usage notes[edit]

Since the Middle High German period, this word has been used as either m or f. The feminine singular is occasionally also given as die Tjoste. The masculine genitive singular can be either des Tjosts or des Tjostes. Use of the word was discontinued after the end of the medieval period, the term used for the Renaissance-era joust (16th century) was Stechen or Rennen, and the Modern German term is the revived Middle High German word used in the context of the medieval joust.

Further reading[edit]

  • Tjost in Duden online
  • Tjost” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache