costian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*ǵews-

From Old English cost ‎(tried, proven), from Proto-Germanic *kustōną. Akin to Old Saxon kostōn ‎(to try, tempt), Old High German kostōn ‎(to taste, test, try by tasting) (German kosten), Icelandic kosta ‎(to try, tempt), Gothic 𐌺𐌰𐌿𐍃𐌾𐌰𐌽 ‎(kausjan, to taste), Old English cost ‎(option, possibility; manner, condition), Old English cystan ‎(to spend, get the value of, procure), Old English cyst ‎(proof, test, trial; choice), ċēosan ‎(to choose). More at choose.

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costian

  1. try, tempt
  2. prove
  3. examine

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