pest

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: Pest

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French peste (=modern French), from Latin pestis

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pest ‎(plural pests)

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

Synonyms[edit]

  • (creature) bug

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


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

Derived terms[edit]

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]

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *pęstь

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pȇst f (Cyrillic spelling пе̑ст)

  1. (regional, literary) fist

Declension[edit]


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 запястье ‎(zapjastʹje), dialectal Bulgarian (Western dialects) пестник ‎(pestnik), песник ‎(pesnik), пестница ‎(pestnica). Compare Ancient Greek πυγμή ‎(pugmḗ), English fist, German Faust.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

pést f ‎(genitive pestí, nominative plural pestí)

  1. (anatomy) fist

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

pest c

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

Related terms[edit]