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- First-person singular present of nisten.
- First-person singular subjunctive I of nisten.
- Third-person singular subjunctive I of nisten.
- Imperative singular of nisten.
From Proto-Slavic *ne + *este, second-person plural present tense form of *byti. This formation later created *ne jesmъ in the South Slavic vernaculars, which merged to become něste (attested in the 14th century). Because of the yat reflex, něste became rendered as niste in Ikavian speeches.
níste (Cyrillic spelling ни́сте)