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EtymologyEdit

From Old English bist, see be +‎ -est. Compare German bist.

VerbEdit

beest

  1. (chiefly subjunctive) (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of be
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest
      Stephano!—If thou beest Stephano, touch me, and speak to me; for I am Trinculo:—be not afeared—thy good friend Trinculo.

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French beste, like English beast (which see for more).

NounEdit

beest n (plural beesten, diminutive beestje n)

  1. animal, beast
    Er zit een beestje in m'n soep.
    There is a bug in my soup.

Usage notesEdit

  • Beest has a somewhat negative connotation, whereas dier is neutral.

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