besta

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See also: bêsta and bestå

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besta

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bestaan
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of bestaan
  3. imperative of bestaan

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Galician[edit]

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From Old Portuguese besta, probably a borrowing from Latin bēstia(beast).

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besta f ‎(plural bestas)

  1. beast (animal)
  2. mare
  3. (figuratively) brute

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Old Portuguese[edit]

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Probably a borrowing from Latin bēstia(beast).

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besta f

  1. beast (a non-human animal, especially large vertebrate quadrupeds)
  2. beast of burden, donkey

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese besta, probably a borrowing from Latin bēstia(beast). Doublet of bicha.

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  • bêsta (obsolete, noun only)

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besta f (plural bestas)

  1. beast (any large animal)
  2. beast of burden (animal used to transport cargo)
  3. ass (any of several species of horse-like animals)
  4. (pejorative) fool; idiot (stupid person)
  5. (euphemistic) the Beast; Satan
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besta

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of bestar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of bestar

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Portuguese baesta(crossbow), from Latin ballista, from Ancient Greek βαλλίστρα(ballístra). Not related to above meaning of Satan (folk etymology).

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besta f (plural bestas)

  1. crossbow (weapon consisting of a bow mounted on a stock)
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