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- havest (obsolete)
From Middle English hast, havest, second-person present singular form of haven, from Old English hæfst, hafast, second-person present singular form of habban, hafian, from Proto-Germanic *habaisi, second-person present singular form of *habjaną; equivalent to have + -est.. Compare German and West Frisian hast.
- (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of
- Thou hast lovely eyes!
- Thou hast left me alone.
- Thou hast made me endless... -Ravindranath Thakur, Song Offerings, Poem 1
- Hast is the original second-person singular present tense of to have and is now largely archaic, having been superseded by have. It is still however found in poetry and older works, being used both as a main verb and an auxiliary verb, and is occasionally still heard in certain regional dialects, especially in the north of England. It is perhaps most familiar to modern ears through its extensive use in the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 and the Authorised Version of the Bible, and in other liturgical texts derived from, or influenced by, them. It corresponds to the familiar second-person singular present tense of to have in some other European languages.
hast c (singular definite hasten, not used in plural form)
- imperative of
- IPA(key): /hast/
- Hyphenation: hast
- Rhymes: -ast
- Homophones: Hast, hasst (not by the regional pronunciations)
- Second-person singular present of haben.
- Second-person singular present indicative form of haven
- imperative of
|Declension of hast|
- “hast”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011
See the etymology of the main entry.