prest

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English[edit]

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prest

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Old French prest

Noun[edit]

prest (plural prests)

  1. (rare) A payment of wages in advance
  2. A loan or advance (of money)
    • Francis Bacon
      Requiring of the city a prest of six thousand marks.
  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.
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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.
    • E. Hall
      Sums of money [] prested out in loan.

Adjective[edit]

prest (comparative more prest, superlative most prest)

  1. (obsolete) Ready; prompt; prepared.
    • R. of Gloucester
      All prest to such battle he was.
  2. (obsolete) Neat; tidy; proper.
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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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prest (plural prests)

  1. loan, borrowing
  2. tax, fee, levy
  3. advance payment
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English prēost, from Late Latin presbyter.

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prest (plural prestes)

  1. 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
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  • 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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Noun[edit]

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]

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

  1. loan
  2. monetary gift

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

prest ?

  1. Obsolete spelling of präst