From Latin hostis (“enemy, stranger”) (compare Catalan host (“army”), Italian oste (“army, host”), Romanian oaste (“army, host”)), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis (“guest, stranger”).
hueste f (plural huestes)
- (usually in the plural) army, troops
- following (group of followers, supporters)
Borrowed from Classical Nahuatl cuēchtic (“something powdered, finely ground”).
hueste (plural huestes)
- (Honduras) ground, finely powdered
- (of corn dough, Honduras) Beaten and ready for the preparation of tortillas.