bestia

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See also: Bestia, bèstia, and bestią

Aragonese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestias)

  1. beast

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bes- +‎ tia

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestie)

  1. beast

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is unknown. A Proto-Indo-European preform *dʰwēstiā 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

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Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

bēstiā

  1. ablative singular of bēstia

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Old Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia f

  1. Alternative form of besta

Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese besta and Spanish bestia.

Noun[edit]

bestia

  1. beast
  2. animal

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin bēstia[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛ.stja/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

bestia f

  1. beast (non-human animal)

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brückner, Aleksander (1927) Słownik etymologiczny języka polskiego [Etymological Dictionary of the Polish Language] (in Polish), Warsaw: Wiedza Powszechna, published 1985

Further reading[edit]

  • bestia in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia

  1. definite singular nominative form of bestie.
  2. definite singular accusative form of bestie.

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bestia f (plural bestias)

  1. animal
  2. (derogatory) 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