Westmestre

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English Wæst minstre, West mynstre; equivalent to west +‎ menstre.

Proper nounEdit

Westmestre

  1. Westminster
    • 1477, William Caxton, “Et sic est finis”, in The Dictes or Sayengis of the Philosophres, Westminster, London: William Caxton, folio 74, recto:
      Here endeth the book named the dictes or sayengis of the philosophres enprynted. by me william Caxton at westmestre the yere of our lord .M.CCCC.Lxx vij.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: Westminster
  • Latin: Westmonastērium (partial calque)
  • Old French: Westmostier (partial calque)

ReferencesEdit