mist

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See also: Mist, MiST, and MIST

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English mist, from Old English mist (mist; darkness; dimness (of eyesight)), from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz (mist, fog), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃migʰstos, from the root *h₃meygʰ- (cloud, fog, drizzle). Cognate with Scots mist (mist, fog), West Frisian mist (mist), Dutch mist (mist), Swedish mist (mist, fog), Icelandic mistur (mist), West Frisian miegelje (to drizzle), Dutch dialectal miggelen, miegelen (to drizzle), Lithuanian miglà (fog), Sanskrit मेघ (megha, cloud), Russian мгла (mgla, fog, haze).

Noun[edit]

mist (countable and uncountable, plural mists)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Water or other liquid finely suspended in air. (Compare fog, haze.)
    It was difficult to see through the morning mist.
  2. (countable) A layer of fine droplets or particles.
    There was an oily mist on the lens.
  3. (figuratively) Anything that dims, darkens, or hinders vision.
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Verb[edit]

mist (third-person singular simple present mists, present participle misting, simple past and past participle misted)

  1. To form mist.
    It's misting this morning.
  2. To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
    I mist my tropical plants every morning.
  3. To cover with a mist.
    The lens was misted.
  4. (of the eyes) To be covered by tears.
    My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.
  5. (printing, of ink) To disperse into a mist, accompanying operation of equipment at high speeds.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

mist

  1. (obsolete) past tense of miss

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Danish[edit]

Verb[edit]

mist

  1. imperative of miste

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch mist, from Old Dutch *mist, from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz.

Noun[edit]

mist m (plural misten, diminutive mistje n)

  1. fog, mist
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: mis

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

mist

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of missen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of missen

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

mist

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of misten
  2. imperative of misten

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Ingrian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

mist

  1. elative of mikä

References[edit]

  • V. I. Junus (1936) Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[1], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 100

Latvian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

mist (intr., 1st conj., pres. mītu, mīt, mīt, past mitu)

  1. to live
  2. to dwell
  3. to reside

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

mist

  1. Alternative form of myst (mist)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

mist

  1. Alternative form of myst (mysteries)

North Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

mist m

  1. (Mooring) mist

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

mist

  1. imperative of miste

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

mist

  1. past participle of missa
  2. inflection of mista:
    1. past participle
    2. imperative

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *mihstaz.

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Noun[edit]

mist m

  1. fog
  2. mist

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse mistr, from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz.

Noun[edit]

mist c

  1. fog (cloud that forms at a low altitude and obscures vision)

Declension[edit]

Declension of mist 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mist misten
Genitive mists mistens

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Verb[edit]

mist

  1. imperative of mista.
  2. past participle of mista.
  3. supine of mista.

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