See also: geist

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German geist, from Old High German geist, from Proto-West Germanic *gaist, from Proto-Germanic *gaistaz, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰóysdos (anger, agitation). Cognate with Dutch geest, West Frisian geast, English ghost, Swedish gast, Persian زشت(zešt, ugly, hateful, disgusting).

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  • IPA(key): /ɡaɪ̯st/
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Geist m (genitive Geistes or Geists, plural Geister)

  1. spirit
  2. (Christianity) the Holy Spirit; Holy Ghost
  3. essence
  4. mind, wit
  5. ghost; spook
    Synonym: Gespenst
  6. (Egoistic philosophy) spook

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Geist m (genitive Geistes or Geists, plural Geiste)

  1. (chiefly in compounds) an alcoholic drink; a spirit

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