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BasqueEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. other

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. Inflected form of best, the superlative of goed

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GermanEdit

Middle DutchEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

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PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

beste

  1. best; superlative degree of good
DescendantsEdit
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AdverbEdit

beste

  1. best; superlative degree of wel
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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

Norwegian NynorskEdit

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