myst

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English mist (mist; darkness; dimness (of eyesight)), from Proto-West Germanic *mist, from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz (mist, fog), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃migʰ-, *h₃migʰ-lo- (drizzle, fog), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃meygʰ- (to flicker, blink, be dark; cloud, mist).

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myst (plural mystes)

  1. Weather characterized by the suspension of water droplets in the air; mist, fog.
  2. Steam, vapour.
  3. A plume of smoke.
  4. Dimness in vision.
  5. (figuratively) Anything that darkens or obscures the mind or spirit.
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  • English: mist
  • Scots: mist
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Etymology 2[edit]

From mysty (symbolic, figurative).

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myst (uncountable)

  1. (religion) Spiritual matters which elude understanding; mysteries.
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myst

  1. supine of mysa.

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