prest

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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prest

  1. (archaic) simple past and past participle of press

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English prest, from Old French prest.

Noun[edit]

prest (plural prests)

  1. (rare) A payment of wages in advance
  2. A loan or advance (of money)
  3. A tax or duty
  4. (obsolete) A sum of money paid to a soldier or sailor upon enlistment
  5. (law) A duty in money formerly paid by the sheriff on his account in the exchequer, or for money left or remaining in his hands.
    • 1548, King Edward VI, Act 2:
      the same tayles soe hereafter there to be levyed and striken, shalbe delyvered unto everye of the same Sheriffes [] without prest or other chardge to be sett upon them for the same.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English prest, borrowed from Old French prester, from Latin praesto, praestare.

Verb[edit]

prest (third-person singular simple present prests, present participle presting, simple past and past participle prested)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To give as a loan; to lend.
    • 1550, Edward Hall, Chronicle:
      a greate part of our armie already prested, and in our wages to go forward

Adjective[edit]

prest (comparative more prest, superlative most prest)

  1. (obsolete) Ready; prompt; prepared.
  2. (obsolete) Neat; tidy; proper.
    • 1557 February 13, Thomas Tusser, A Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandrie., London: [] Richard Tottel, →OCLC; republished London: [] Robert Triphook, [], and William Sancho, [], 1810, →OCLC:
      False knave ready prest,
      All safe is the best
  3. (obsolete) Quick, brisk.
    • c. 1503–1512, John Skelton, Ware the Hauke; republished in John Scattergood, editor, John Skelton: The Complete English Poems, 1983, →OCLC, page 63, lines 71–74:
      The fauconer then was prest,
      Came runnynge with a dow,
      And cryed, ‘Stow, stow, stow!’
      But she wold not bow.

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

prest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of prestur

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old French prest.

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Noun[edit]

prest (plural prests)

  1. loan, borrowing
  2. tax, fee, levy
  3. advance payment
Descendants[edit]
  • English: prest
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English prēost, from Late Latin presbyter, from Ancient Greek πρεσβύτερος (presbúteros).

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prest (plural prestes)

  1. A parish priest.
  2. A Christian cleric or priest.
  3. A non-Christian priest or religious head.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old French prest, a form of prés, from Latin pressus.

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prest

  1. willing, enthusiastic
  2. prompt, alert, attentive
  3. ready, set up, useable
  4. bold, daring
  5. nearby, close
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • English: prest (obsolete)
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Adverb[edit]

prest

  1. quickly, speedily, hastily
  2. enthusiastically, readily
  3. totally
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Middle French[edit]

Noun[edit]

prest m (plural prests)

  1. loan

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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prest m (definite singular presten, indefinite plural prester, definite plural prestene)

  1. a priest, minister (etc.)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
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prest m (definite singular presten, indefinite plural prestar, definite plural prestane)

  1. a priest, minister (etc.)

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

prest oblique singularm (oblique plural prez or pretz, nominative singular prez or pretz, nominative plural prest)

  1. loan
  2. monetary gift

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Old Norse[edit]

Noun[edit]

prest

  1. indefinite accusative singular of prestr

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

prest ?

  1. Obsolete spelling of präst