From Middle High German verstant, verstont, ferstant, from Old High German firstant (“intellect, wisdom”), from Proto-West Germanic *frastand, from Proto-Germanic *frastandaną (“to understand”), equivalent to ver- + Stand. Cognate with Middle Low German vörstant (whence German Low German Verstand), Dutch verstand. Related to verstehen.
- (obsolete) accord, consensus
- (chiefly archaic) sense, particular understanding or concept thought agreed upon