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Alemannic GermanEdit


From Middle High German jest, from Old High German *jest, from Proto-Germanic *jestuz (fermentation; yeast). Cognate with obsolete German Jäst, Jast (intense excitement, surge of anger) (originally meaning “fermentation”), German Gischt (seafoam) (from variant form *gest), Dutch gist (yeast), Saterland Frisian Jääst (yeast), English yeast, Icelandic jöstur (yeast).


Jëst m

  1. (Uri) Early cheese blowing, a gas defect that causes pockets of gas in young cheese.