See also: Beste and bește

BasqueEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. other

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-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

From Old French beste.

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. definite superlative degree of god
  2. definite superlative degree of bra
  3. definite singular/plural of best

NounEdit

beste n

  1. det beste - the best

Derived termsEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. definite superlative degree of god
  2. definite superlative degree of bra
  3. definite singular/plural of best

Derived 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