See also: Hosta, hósta, and hösta

English edit

 
Hosta fortunei

Etymology edit

Named after Nicolaus Thomas Host, Croatian-Austrian botanist.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

hosta (plural hostas)

  1. Any of several herbaceous Asiatic plants of the genus Hosta.
    Synonyms: giboshi, plantain lily

Further reading edit

Anagrams edit

Czech edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

hosta m anim

  1. genitive/accusative singular of host

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

hosta

  1. inflection of hoste:
    1. simple past
    2. past participle

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Old Norse hósta, from Proto-Germanic *hwōstōną

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

hosta (present tense hostar, past tense hosta, past participle hosta, passive infinitive hostast, present participle hostande, imperative hosta/host)

  1. to cough

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from English host

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

hosta (present tense hostar, past tense hosta, past participle hosta, passive infinitive hostast, present participle hostande, imperative hosta/host)

  1. (computing) to host

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Old Swedish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse hósta, from Proto-Germanic *hwōstōną.

Verb edit

hōsta

  1. to cough

Conjugation edit

Descendants edit

  • Swedish: hosta

Serbo-Croatian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *xvȍstъ. Compare Slovene hosta (forest), Czech chvost.

Noun edit

hosta f (Cyrillic spelling хоста)

  1. (Kajkavian) forest
    Synonyms: (standard) šuma; (archaic) gvozd

Slovene edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Slavic *xvȍstъ. Compare Serbo-Croatian hosta (forest), Czech chvost.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

họ̑sta f

  1. scrub (3.)
  2. forest

Inflection edit

 
The diacritics used in this section of the entry are non-tonal. If you are a native tonal speaker, please help by adding the tonal marks.
Feminine, a-stem
nom. sing. hósta
gen. sing. hóste
singular dual plural
nominative
(imenovȃlnik)
hósta hósti hóste
genitive
(rodȋlnik)
hóste hóst hóst
dative
(dajȃlnik)
hósti hóstama hóstam
accusative
(tožȋlnik)
hósto hósti hóste
locative
(mẹ̑stnik)
hósti hóstah hóstah
instrumental
(orọ̑dnik)
hósto hóstama hóstami

Further reading edit

  • hosta”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Swedish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Swedish hōsta, probably from the oblique case of Old Norse hósti, from Proto-Germanic *hwōstô.

Noun edit

hosta c

  1. a cough (condition/disease)
    Mamma hade fått en envis hosta.
    Mom had contracted a stubborn cough.
Usage notes edit
  • The noun hosta refers to the condition or disease, not to a single cough (see hostning) or bout of coughing (see hostanfall).
Declension edit
Declension of hosta 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative hosta hostan
Genitive hostas hostans
Derived terms edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Swedish hōsta, from Old Norse hósta, from Proto-Germanic *hwōstōną.

Verb edit

hosta (present hostar, preterite hostade, supine hostat, imperative hosta)

  1. to cough
Conjugation edit

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Anagrams edit

Veps edit

Etymology edit

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Verb edit

hosta

  1. to rub
  2. to massage

Inflection edit

Inflection of hosta (inflection type 20/oppida)
1st infinitive hosta
present indic. hosib
past indic. hosi
present
indicative
past
indicative
imperative
1st singular hosin hosin
2nd singular hosid hosid hosi
3rd singular hosib hosi hoskaha
1st plural hosim hosim hoskam
2nd plural hosit hosit hoskat
3rd plural hostas
hosiba
hosiba hoskaha
sing. conneg.1 hosi hosind hosi
plur. conneg. hoskoi hosnugoi hoskoi
present
conditional
past
conditional
potential
1st singular hosižin hosnuižin hosnen
2nd singular hosižid hosnuižid hosned
3rd singular hosiži hosnuiži hosneb
1st plural hosižim hosnuižim hosnem
2nd plural hosižit hosnuižit hosnet
3rd plural hosižiba hosnuižiba hosneba
connegative hosiži hosnuiži hosne
non-finite forms
1st infinitive hosta
2nd infinitive 3rd infinitive
inessive hostes inessive hosmas
instructive hosten illative hosmaha
participles elative hosmaspäi
present active hosii adessive hosmal
past active hosnu abessive hosmat
past passive hostud
1 In imperative: used only in the second-person singular. The plural form is used with other persons.

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