Old Church SlavonicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gostь.

NounEdit

гость (gostĭm

  1. guest

RussianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *gostь, Proto-Indo-European *gʰóstis.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ɡosʲtʲ]
  • (file)

NounEdit

гость (gostʹm anim (genitive го́стя, nominative plural го́сти, genitive plural госте́й, feminine го́стья)

  1. guest, visitor
    идти́ в го́стиidtí v góstito go visiting
    быть в гостя́х у кого́-либоbytʹ v gostjáx u kovó-liboto be a guest of someone
  2. (obsolete) merchant, especially one that trades overseas.

Usage notesEdit

  • Гость (Gostʹ) may refer to a guest of either gender, but is always a masculine noun; any adjectives modifying it must be masculine, as must any pronouns referring back to it.

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