giest

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *gastiz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (guest, stranger). Cognate with Old Saxon gast, Middle Dutch gast (Dutch gast), Old High German gast (German Gast), Old Norse gestr (Swedish gäst), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (gasts, stranger). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin hostis (enemy), Old Church Slavonic ⰳⱁⱄⱅⱐ (gostĭ), гость (gostĭ) (Russian гость (gostʹ)).

Noun[edit]

ġiest m (nominative plural ġiestas)

  1. stranger
  2. guest
  3. (poetic) enemy

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *jestuz. Cognate with Dutch gist, Old Norse jǫstr (Swedish jäst).

Noun[edit]

ġiest m

  1. yeast

Descendants[edit]