See also: estre

Old EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *-istrijǭ, *-astrijǭ, feminine agent suffix equivalent to *-ārijaz (> -ere).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-estre

  1. female agent suffix, especially denoting one who is skilled in a particular occupation or craft
    bæcestre (female baker); sangestre (female singer, songstress); webbestre (female weaver, webster)

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: -estre