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See also: Hast, hást, häst, and has't

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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English hast, havest, second-person present singular form of haven, from Old English hæfst, hafast, second-person present singular form of habban, hafian, from Proto-Germanic *habaisi, second-person present singular form of *habjaną; equivalent to have +‎ -est.. Compare German and West Frisian hast.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hæst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æst

VerbEdit

hast

  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of have
    Thou hast lovely eyes!
    Thou hast left me alone.
    Thou hast made me endless... -Ravindranath Thakur, Song Offerings, Poem 1

Usage notesEdit

  • Hast is the original second-person singular present tense of to have and is now largely archaic, having been superseded by have. It is still however found in poetry and older works, being used both as a main verb and an auxiliary verb, and is occasionally still heard in certain regional dialects, especially in the north of England. It is perhaps most familiar to modern ears through its extensive use in the Book of Common Prayer of 1662 and the Authorised Version of the Bible, and in other liturgical texts derived from, or influenced by, them. It corresponds to the familiar second-person singular present tense of to have in some other European languages.

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AnagramsEdit


BretonEdit

NounEdit

hast m

  1. haste

DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German hast, from Old French haste.

NounEdit

hast c (singular definite hasten, not used in plural form)

  1. haste

Related termsEdit

VerbEdit

hast

  1. imperative of haste

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hast/
    • IPA(key): /has/ (colloquial; north-western Germany)
    • IPA(key): /haʃ/ (colloquial; south-western Germany)
  • Hyphenation: hast
  • Rhymes: -ast
  • Homophones: Hast, hasst (not by the regional pronunciations)

VerbEdit

hast

  1. Second-person singular present of haben.

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English hæfst, hafast, second-person present singular form of habban, hafian, from Proto-Germanic *habaisi, second-person present singular form of *habjaną; equivalent to haven +‎ -est.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

hast

  1. Second-person singular present indicative form of haven

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

hast

  1. imperative of hasta

SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

hast c

  1. hurry, haste

DeclensionEdit

Declension of hast 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative hast hasten
Genitive hasts hastens

See alsoEdit


West FrisianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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AdverbEdit

hast

  1. almost, nearly
Further readingEdit
  • hast”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

hast

  1. second-person informal singular of hawwe