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From Proto-Finno-Ugric *muja-. Cognate to Finnish muistaa, Veps muštta, Erzya муемс (mujems, to find), Eastern Mari муаш (muaš, to find, to get, to understand, to decide), Khanty мўйәптә- (mŭjəptə-, to let sb guess sth), and possibly Komi-Zyrian мойд (mojd, fairytale) and Hungarian mutat (to show).


mõistma (da-infinitive mõista)

  1. to understand
    Ma ei mõista, mida sa üritad rääkida.
    I don't understand what you're trying to say.
  2. to guess
    Mõista ära, mis see on.
    Guess what it is.
  3. (colloquial) to know, to know how to do something; can
    Kas sa lugeda juba mõistad?
    Can you read already?
  4. to sentence (in court)
    Mees mõisteti viieks aastaks vangi.
    The man was sentenced to five years of prison.
  5. to be proven (in court)
    Mees mõisteti süüdi.
    The man was proven guilty.
    Mees mõisteti süütuks.
    The man was proven innocent.