beste

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See also: Beste and bește

Basque[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Basque *berźe, possibly from the root *beŕ-. Compare berri (new).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beste (not comparable)

  1. other

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • beste” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • beste” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

beste

  1. Inflected form of best, the superlative of goed

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beste

  1. inflection of gut:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular superlative degree
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural superlative degree
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular superlative degree
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular superlative degree

Middle Dutch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beste

  1. inflection of best:
    1. masculine nominative singular
    2. feminine/neuter nominative/accusative singular
    3. nominative/accusative plural

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English betst, betest, from Proto-Germanic *batistaz (adjective), *batist (adverb).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beste

  1. best; superlative degree of good
Descendants[edit]
  • English: best
  • Scots: best
References[edit]

Adverb[edit]

beste

  1. best; superlative degree of wel
Descendants[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

beste

  1. Alternative form of beeste

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French beste, from Latin bēstia.

Noun[edit]

beste f (plural bestes)

  1. beast, animal

Descendants[edit]


Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpeːsːte/

Verb[edit]

bēste

  1. inflection of beastit:
    1. first-person dual present indicative
    2. third-person plural past indicative

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

beste

  1. inflection of god:
    1. definite singular superlative degree
    2. plural superlative degree
  2. inflection of bra:
    1. definite singular superlative degree
    2. plural superlative degree

Noun[edit]

beste n

  1. the best

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Definite singular and plural of best.

Adjective[edit]

beste

  1. definite singular of best
    1. superlative degree definite singular of god
    2. superlative degree definite singular of bra
  2. plural of best
    1. superlative degree plural of god
    2. superlative degree plural of bra

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

A clipping of bestefar m (grandfather) and bestemor f (grandmother). The first part also being from best (best).

Noun[edit]

beste m (definite singular besten, indefinite plural bestar, definite plural bestane)

  1. granddad

Noun[edit]

beste f (definite singular besta, indefinite plural bester, definite plural bestene)

  1. grandma

Etymology 3[edit]

A nominal use of Etymology 1.

Noun[edit]

beste n

  1. best

Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle Low German basten, besten.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

beste (present tense bestar or bester, past tense besta or beste, supine and past participle besta or best, present participle bestande, imperative best)

  1. to sew loosely, to sew together using only a few stitches
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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a semi-learned term borrowed partly from Latin bēstia. Compare bisse (modern French biche), which was popularly inherited from a variant (bīstia) of the same word. An alternative hypothesis derives beste from an unattested Vulgar Latin variant form *bēsta (deduced through a supposed diminutive form bēstula), though this is unlikely as it would assume there was a second popular variant of bēstia (bīstia being well attested).

Noun[edit]

beste f (oblique plural bestes, nominative singular beste, nominative plural bestes)

  1. beast, animal

Descendants[edit]