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See also: Fest, fêst, and -fest

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Fest.

Related to Middle English feste, from Old French feste, from Latin festum (see festivity); however, the modern word is a borrowing of the German, which shares the same ultimate origin. More at feast.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fest (plural fests)

  1. (in combination) A gathering for a specified reason or occasion.
    a Renaissance fest

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German Fest, from Latin fēstum (holiday, festival, banquet, feast).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fest c (singular definite festen, plural indefinite fester)

  1. party
  2. celebration
  3. festival
  4. feast
  5. fête

DeclensionEdit

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vest, from Old High German festi, from Proto-Germanic *fastuz; see there for cognates and further etymology.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fest (comparative fester, superlative am festesten)

  1. firm; compact; hard
  2. firm; fixed; rigid
  3. firm; steadfast

DeclensionEdit

See alsoEdit

  • Fest – n. festival
  • feste – adv. hard, firmly

Further readingEdit

  • fest in Duden online

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *pëčɜ- (color; to color)[1] +‎ -t (causative suffix).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

fest

  1. to paint
  2. to dye
  3. (intransitive) to look somehow
    Hogy fest?What does it look like?
    • 1989, John Updike (author), Árpád Göncz (translator), Így látja Roger [Roger's Version], Budapest: Európa Könyvkiadó, ISBN 9630749483, page 203:
      Dale nem festett valami jól; viaszos sápadtsága szinte beteges volt. S mintha izzadt volna; ingzubbonya fölé kockás sportzakót vett, s e kettő nagyon nem illett össze.

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German vest, from Old High German festi, from Proto-Germanic *fastuz. Cognate with German fest, Dutch vast, English fast, Icelandic fastur.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

fest (masculine festen, neuter fest, comparative méi fest, superlative am feststen)

  1. firm, hard
  2. solid
  3. rigid
  4. fixed, fast

DeclensionEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

fest

  1. to feast

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin festum

NounEdit

fest m (definite singular festen, indefinite plural fester, definite plural festene)

  1. celebration, party
  2. (religion) feast, festival
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

fest

  1. imperative of feste

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin festum

NounEdit

fest m (definite singular festen, indefinite plural festar, definite plural festane)

  1. celebration, party
  2. (religion) feast, festival

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German fest.

AdverbEdit

fest

  1. (Silesian dialects) firmly, strongly

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from German fest.

AdverbEdit

fest (Cyrillic spelling фест)

  1. (Kajkavian) very
  2. (Kajkavian) intensively
  3. (Kajkavian) tightly, strongly, firmly

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

fest c

  1. party, celebration

DeclensionEdit

Declension of fest 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fest festen fester festerna
Genitive fests festens festers festernas

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YolaEdit

NounEdit

fest

  1. fist

ReferencesEdit

  • J. Poole W. Barnes, A Glossary, with Some Pieces of Verse, of the Old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy (1867)