fæst

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *fastuz. Germanic cognates include Old Frisian fest (West Frisian fêst), Old Saxon fast, festi (Low German fast, fest), Old Dutch fast (Dutch vast), Old High German festi (German fest), Old Norse fastr (Faroe and Icelandic fastur, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish fast). Ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *pasto- (solid) together with Old Armenian հաստ (hast, thick) and Sanskrit पस्त्य (pastyá).

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fæst

  1. firm, stable; constant

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Last modified on 16 August 2013, at 03:28