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See also: CEST, c'est, čest, cèst, and česť

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin cestus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cest (plural cests)

  1. (obsolete) A woman's girdle; a cestus.
    • 1746, William Collins, Ode on the Poetical Character
      The cest of amplest power is given

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for cest in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

cest

  1. genitive plural of cesta

Middle FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French cist.

AdjectiveEdit

cest

  1. masculine singular form of ce used before a vowel or a mute h followed by a vowel
    cest honneur
    this honor

DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

ContractionEdit

cest

  1. Alternative form of c'est

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *kistō, from Latin cista, from Ancient Greek κίστη (kístē). Cognate with Old Frisian kiste, Middle Dutch kiste (Dutch kist), Old High German chista (German Kiste), Old Norse kista.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ċest f

  1. box; coffer

DescendantsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

AdjectiveEdit

cest m (oblique and nominative feminine singular ceste)

  1. Alternative form of cist

WelshEdit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

cest

  1. second-person singular preterite of cael

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
cest gest nghest chest
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.