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See also: bast and bäst

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German best, from Old French beste, from Latin bēstia (beast).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bɛːst/, [b̥ɛːˀsd̥]

NounEdit

bæst n (singular definite bæstet, plural indefinite bæster)

  1. beast
  2. brute

InflectionEdit


Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *bastaz (bast, rope) (compare the Swedish bast, Dutch bast, German Bast), perhaps an alteration of Proto-Indo-European *bʰask-, *bʰasḱ- (bundle) (compare Middle Irish basc (necklace), Latin fascis (bundle), Albanian bashkë (tied, linked)).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bæst m

  1. bast; inner bark of a tree from which rope is made

DeclensionEdit