pest

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See also: Pest and pěst

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French peste (whence French peste), ultimately from Latin pestis.

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Noun[edit]

pest ‎(plural pests)

  1. (originally) A plague, pestilence, epidemic
  2. An annoying, harmful, often destructive creature.
  3. An invasive weed
  4. An annoying person.
  5. (Britain, slang) Someone with poor social discipline who continually bothers uninterested women.
    Stop being such a pest and leave that girl alone!

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  • (creature): bug

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French peste, from Latin pestis(disease, plague, pest, destruction).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pɛst/, [pʰɛsd̥]

Noun[edit]

pest c ‎(uncountable, singular definite pesten)

  1. (pathology) plague
  2. (figuratively) pestilence

Dutch[edit]

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pest f ‎(uncountable)

  1. A plague, pest, pestilence.
  2. A specific bovine plague
  3. An obnoxious person

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Verb[edit]

pest

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

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pestis

Noun[edit]

pest f, m ‎(definite singular pesta or pesten, indefinite plural pester, definite plural pestene)

  1. a plague
    sky (noe/noen) som pesten - avoid (something/someone) like the plague
    velge mellom pest og kolera - choose the lesser of two evils

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pestis

Noun[edit]

pest m ‎(definite singular pesten, indefinite plural pestar, definite plural pestane)
pest f ‎(definite singular pesta, indefinite plural pester, definite plural pestene)

  1. a plague
    sky (noko/nokon) som pesten - avoid (something/someone) like the plague
    velje mellom pest og kolera - choose the lesser of two evils

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pęstь

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pȇst f ‎(Cyrillic spelling пе̑ст)

  1. (regional, literary) fist

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pęstь. Cognate with Serbo-Croatian пест, pest, Slovak päsť, Russian пясть(pjastʹ, middle part of the hand) and запя́стье(zapjástʹje), dialectal Bulgarian (Western dialects) пестник(pestnik), песник(pesnik), пестница(pestnica). Compare Ancient Greek πυγμή(pugmḗ), English fist, German Faust.

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pést f ‎(genitive pestí, nominative plural pestí)

  1. (anatomy) fist

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pest c

  1. A plague
  2. A pest; something deeply annoying

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