Last modified on 24 May 2014, at 19:21
See also: Gast and gäst

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English gasten, from Old English gǣstan. Also spelled ghast due to association with ghost.

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gast (third-person singular simple present gasts, present participle gasting, simple past and past participle gasted)

  1. (obsolete) To frighten
    And be not so a-gast, for shame! —Geoffrey Chaucer, The House of Fame
    Or whether gasted by the noise I made, full suddenly he fled. —William Shakespeare, King Lear

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BretonEdit

NounEdit

gast f

  1. (vulgar, pejorative) whore, bitch

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *gast, from Proto-Germanic *gastiz.

NounEdit

gast m (plural gasten, diminutive gastje n)

  1. guest
  2. (chiefly in combinations) knave, worker, apprentice, delivery boy
  3. (colloquial) dude, chap
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

gast

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of gassen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of gassen

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

gast

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌰𐍃𐍄

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (West) Proto-Germanic *gaistaz. Cognate with Old Frisian gāst, Old Saxon gēst, Dutch geest, Old High German geist (German Geist). Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰeysd-, *ǵʰisd- (anger, agitation).

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NounEdit

gāst m

  1. A soul, spirit, breath
    • Ne ne is gāst on mūþe heora. — There is not breath in their mouths.
    • Se gāst is hræd. — The spirit is nimble.

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Old FrenchEdit

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NounEdit

gast m (oblique plural gaz or gatz, nominative singular gaz or gatz, nominative plural gast)

  1. destruction

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Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *gastiz, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis, whence also Old Norse gestr.

NounEdit

gast m

  1. A guest

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

Proto-Germanic *gastiz, whence also Old English ġiest.

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gast m

  1. guest

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SwedishEdit

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gast c

  1. A crew member on a ship
  2. (archaic or poetic, dialect) A ghost

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WelshEdit

NounEdit

gast f (plural geist)

  1. (vulgar, pejorative) bitch

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
gast ast ngast unchanged