hest

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See also: heşt

English

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Etymology

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From Middle English heste, alteration of Middle English hes, from Old English hǣs (command). Akin to Old English hātan "to command". More at hight.

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Noun

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hest (plural hests)

  1. (obsolete) Command, injunction.
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Danish

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Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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hest

Etymology

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From Old Norse hestr (stallion), from Proto-Germanic *hanhistaz, a Verner alternation variant of *hangistaz, which is the source of the West Germanic word for “stallion”, cf. German Hengst and Danish hingst (a loanword from Low German).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈhɛsd/, [ˈhesd̥], [ˈhest]

Noun

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hest c (singular definite hesten, plural indefinite heste)

  1. horse

Declension

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Derived terms

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Descendants

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  • Norwegian Bokmål: hest
  • Greenlandic: hiisti, hesti

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Faroese

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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hest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of hestur

Icelandic

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Noun

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hest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of hestur

Northern Kurdish

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Etymology

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From Arabic حَسّ (ḥass). Cognate with Persian حس (hes).

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Noun

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hest m (Arabic spelling هه‌ست)

  1. emotion, feeling, sentiment, passion

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Norwegian Bokmål Wikipedia has an article on:
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Politi på hest i København, Danmark

Etymology 1

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From Danish hest, from Old Danish hæst (horse), from Old Norse hestr (horse), from Proto-Germanic *hangistaz (horse, stallion), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱanḱest-, *kankest- (horse). Doublet of hingst.

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Noun

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hest m (definite singular hesten, indefinite plural hester, definite plural hestene)

  1. a horse
Usage notes
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  • In the period between 1938 and 1983, the definite plural form hesta was allowed. This morphological peculiarity included these other masculine nouns: gamp, gutt, kar, tupp.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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Adjective

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hest

  1. neuter of hes

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn
hestar i trav

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Etymology

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From Middle Norwegian hester, from Old Norse hestr, from Proto-Germanic *hangistaz (horse, stallion). Doublet of hingst.

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Noun

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hest m (definite singular hesten, indefinite plural hestar, definite plural hestane)

  1. a horse, especially the male
    Synonyms: øyk, [Term?] (male and female)
    rida høgan hestto act arrogant (literally, “ride on a high horse”)

Derived terms

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References

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  • “hest” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  • “hest” in Ivar Aasen (1873) Norsk Ordbog med dansk Forklaring

Old Norse

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Noun

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hest

  1. accusative singular indefinite of hestr m

Swedish

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Noun

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hest c

  1. (nonstandard, Internet slang) Alternative form of häst (horse)

Usage notes

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Popularized by the meme "snel hest" (nice horse).

Declension

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Declension of hest 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hest hesten hestar hestarna
Genitive hests hestens hestars hestarnas

See also

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Adjective

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hest

  1. indefinite neuter singular of hes

Zazaki

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Alternative forms

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Numeral

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hest

  1. eight