haste

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English[edit]

Haste“ or „the biologic relativity of time“

Etymology[edit]

Blend of Middle English hasten (verb), (compare Dutch haasten, German hasten, Danish haste, Swedish hasta (to hasten, rush)) and Middle English hast (haste, noun), from Old French haste (whence French hâte)[1], from Old Frankish *haist, *haifst (violence) [2], from Proto-Germanic *haifstiz (struggle, conflict), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱeyp- (to ridicule, mock, anger). Akin to Old Frisian hāst, hāste (haste), Old English hǣst (violence), Old English hǣste (violent, impetuous, vehement, adj), Old Norse heift/heipt (feud), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍆𐍃𐍄𐍃 (haifsts, rivalry). Cognate with German and Danish heftig (vehement).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /heɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪst

Noun[edit]

haste (uncountable)

  1. Speed; swiftness; dispatch.
    We were running late so we finished our meal in haste.
    • Bible, 1 Sam. xxi. 8
      The king's business required haste.
  2. (obsolete) Urgency; sudden excitement of feeling or passion; precipitance; vehemence.
    • Bible, Psalms cxvi. 11
      I said in my haste, All men are liars.

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Verb[edit]

haste (third-person singular simple present hastes, present participle hasting, simple past and past participle hasted)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To urge onward; to hasten.
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To move with haste.
    • 1594, “The Wounds of Civill War”, in A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Vol. VII (4th edition)[1]:
      The city is amaz'd, for Sylla hastes / To enter Rome with fury, sword and fire.
    • 1825, Samuel Johnson, The Works of Samuel Johnson in Nine Volumes[2]:
      He hastes away to another, whom his affairs have called to a distant place, and, having seen the empty house, goes away disgusted by a disappointment which could not be intended, because it could not be foreseen.
    • 1881, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present[3]:
      Samson hastes not; but neither does he pause to rest.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology at merriam-webster.com
  2. ^ Le Robert pour tous, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Janvier 2004, p. 524

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

haste (imperative)

  1. second-person plural imperative of hasit

Esperanto[edit]

Adverb[edit]

haste

  1. hastily

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

haste

  1. First-person singular present of hasten.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive I of hasten.
  3. Third-person singular subjunctive I of hasten.
  4. Imperative singular of hasten.
  5. Contraction of hast du



Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

haste (present tense hastar, past tense hasta, past participle hasta, passive infinitive hastast, present participle hastande, imperative hast/haste)

  1. Alternative form of hasta

Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Frankish *haist (violence, haste), from Proto-Germanic *haifstiz (conflict, struggle)

Noun[edit]

haste f (oblique plural hastes, nominative singular haste, nominative plural hastes)[1]

  1. urgency, haste, speed

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From hasta.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

haste f (plural hastes)

  1. pole
  2. (botany) stem, stalk
    1. ^ Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (haste)
    2. ^ http://gtb.inl.nl/iWDB/search?actie=article&wdb=ONW&id=ID2489&article=haast
    3. ^ http://www.etymologiebank.nl/trefwoord/haast1