Last modified on 15 December 2014, at 20:27

caste

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has articles on:

Wikipedia Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Portuguese or Spanish casta (lineage, breed, race), of uncertain origin. The OED derives it from Portuguese casto (chaste), from Latin castus. Coromines (1987) argues instead for a hypothetical Gothic form *𐌺𐌰𐍃𐍄𐍃 (*kasts), cognate with English cast, from Proto-Germanic *kastuz

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

caste (plural castes)

  1. Any of the hereditary social classes and subclasses of South Asian societies.
  2. A separate and fixed order or class of persons in society who chiefly associate with each other.
    • Macaulay
      The tinkers then formed an hereditary caste.

HyponymsEdit

TranslationsEdit

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

VerbEdit

caste

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of casten

ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

caste

  1. feminine plural of casto

NounEdit

caste f

  1. plural form of casta

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

caste

  1. vocative masculine singular of castus