See also: Beste

BasqueEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Basque *bertze, possibly from the root *beR-.[1] Compare berri (new).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bes̺te/, [be̞s̺.t̪e̞]

DeterminerEdit

beste

  1. other

Usage notesEdit

  • Unlike most determiners in Basque, beste precedes the noun it determines and thus has no inflected forms. Due to this, it is often classified as an izenlagun.
  • The corresponding pronoun is bestea.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ *berr-” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk

Further readingEdit

  • beste in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • beste” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. Inflected form of best, the superlative of goed

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. inflection of gut:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular superlative degree
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural superlative degree
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular superlative degree
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular superlative degree

Middle DutchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. inflection of best:
    1. masculine nominative singular
    2. feminine/neuter nominative/accusative singular
    3. nominative/accusative plural

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English betst, betest, from Proto-West Germanic *batist, from Proto-Germanic *batistaz (adjective), *batist (adverb).

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. best; superlative degree of good
DescendantsEdit
  • English: best
  • Scots: best
ReferencesEdit

AdverbEdit

beste

  1. best; superlative degree of wel
DescendantsEdit
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

beste

  1. Alternative form of beeste

Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French beste, from Latin bēstia.

NounEdit

beste f (plural bestes)

  1. beast, animal

DescendantsEdit


Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpeːsːte/

VerbEdit

bēste

  1. inflection of beastit:
    1. first-person dual present indicative
    2. third-person plural past indicative

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. inflection of god:
    1. definite singular superlative degree
    2. plural superlative degree
  2. inflection of bra:
    1. definite singular superlative degree
    2. plural superlative degree

NounEdit

beste n

  1. the best

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Definite singular and plural of best.

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. definite singular of best
    1. superlative degree definite singular of god
    2. superlative degree definite singular of bra
  2. plural of best
    1. superlative degree plural of god
    2. superlative degree plural of bra
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

A clipping of bestefar m (grandfather) and bestemor f (grandmother). The first part also being from best (best).

NounEdit

beste m (definite singular besten, indefinite plural bestar, definite plural bestane)

  1. granddad

NounEdit

beste f (definite singular besta, indefinite plural bester, definite plural bestene)

  1. grandma

Etymology 3Edit

A nominal use of Etymology 1.

NounEdit

beste n

  1. best

Etymology 4Edit

From Middle Low German basten, besten.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

beste (present tense bestar or bester, past tense besta or beste, supine and past participle besta or best, present participle bestande, imperative best)

  1. to sew loosely, to sew together using only a few stitches
Related termsEdit

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably a semi-learned term borrowed partly from Latin bēstia. Compare bisse (modern French biche), which was popularly inherited from a variant (bīstia) of the same word. An alternative hypothesis derives beste from an unattested Vulgar Latin variant form *bēsta (deduced through a supposed diminutive form bēstula), though this is unlikely as it would assume there was a second popular variant of bēstia (bīstia being well attested).

NounEdit

beste f (oblique plural bestes, nominative singular beste, nominative plural bestes)

  1. beast, animal

DescendantsEdit