gesceaft

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gaskaftiz. Equivalent to ġe- +‎ sċeaft. Cognate with Old High German giscaft (German Geschäft), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍃𐌺𐌰𐍆𐍄𐍃 (gaskafts).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġesċeaft f or n

  1. creation
  2. something created, a creature
  3. institution, destiny

Declension[edit]

Feminine:

Neuter:

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: ȝescafte, iscefte, ishafte, ishaft