eastre

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Apparently named from the goddess Ēastre, from Proto-Germanic *Austrǭ, from a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *h₂ews- (dawn). Cognate with Old Frisian āsteron, Old High German ōstarūn (German Ostern).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ēastre n

  1. Easter

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: Eestour, Ester, Yestre
    • English: Easter
      • Chickasaw: Iista'
    • Scots: Easter

References[edit]

  • Boehler, Maria. (1967) Die altenglischen Frauennamen, page 67
  • Ed. Henry Sweet (1885) The oldest English texts, volume 34, pages 158-159, 611