bestia

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See also: Bestia, bèstia, and bestią

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bes- +‎ tia

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural besties)

  1. great-aunt

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bēstia. Cognate to biscia, which is not borrowed but inherited.

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestie)

  1. beast

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. A Proto-Indo-European preform *dʰwēs-tiā has been proposed, from the root dʰwēs- (to breathe) (compare Gothic 𐌳𐌹𐌿𐍃 (dius) from *dʰus- (to breathe)), but this is uncertain, since an initial f- would be expected in Latin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēstia f (genitive bēstiae); first declension

  1. a beast

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative bēstia bēstiae
genitive bēstiae bēstiārum
dative bēstiae bēstiīs
accusative bēstiam bēstiās
ablative bēstiā bēstiīs
vocative bēstia bēstiae

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēstiā

  1. ablative singular of bēstia

References[edit]

  • bestia in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bestia in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “bestia”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • bestia” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • bestia in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray
  • De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “bestia”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 71
  • Ernout, Alfred; Meillet, Antoine (2001), “bestia”, in Dictionnaire étymologique de la langue latine: histoire des mots (in French), with additions and corrections of André J., 4th edition, Paris: Klincksieck, page 69b
  • Walde, Alois; Hofmann, Johann Baptist (1938), “bestia”, in Lateinisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), volume I, 3rd edition, Heidelberg: Carl Winter, page 102
  • Pokorny, Julius (1959) Indogermanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch [Indo-European Etymological Dictionary] (in German), volume I, Bern, München: Francke Verlag, page 269

Old Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia f

  1. Alternative form of besta

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bēstia.

Noun[edit]

bestia f

  1. beast, animal

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin bēstia[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia f

  1. beast (non-human animal)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brückner, Aleksander (1927), “bestja”, in Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego (in Polish)

Further reading[edit]

  • bestia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) biestg
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan) bestga
  • (Puter, Vallader) bes-cha

Etymology[edit]

From Latin bēstia.

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestias)

  1. (Sursilvan) animal

Synonyms[edit]

  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Sutsilvan, Surmiran, Vallader) animal
  • (Sursilvan) tier

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Latin bēstia.

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestias)

  1. animal
  2. (pejorative) a person who acts stupidly

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Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bestia. Doublet of bìsa.

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestie)

  1. animal
  2. beast
  3. insect