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.

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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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Noun[edit]

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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