ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from a slang expression. Compare Portuguese lesto (fast, agile) and Spanish listo (smart, clever).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛsto/, [ˈlɛː.st̪o]
  • Hyphenation: lè‧sto
  • Rhymes: -ɛsto

AdjectiveEdit

lesto (feminine singular lesta, masculine plural lesti, feminine plural leste)

  1. quick, fast
    camminava lesto verso casa
    he was walking home fast

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • lesto in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana

AnagramsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown. Compare Italian lesto and Spanish listo. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lesto m (feminine singular lesta, masculine plural lestos, feminine plural lestas, comparable)

  1. agile
    Synonyms: ágil, desembaraçado, rápido

Further readingEdit


Tocharian BEdit

EtymologyEdit

An uncertain formation, but ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie (down), lay; resting place), whence lyäk-. Cognate with Tocharian A lyäk. Also related to lest (heap, pile).

NounEdit

lesto

  1. nest (of a bird), den (of an animal)

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Adams, Douglas Q. (2013), “lesto”, in A Dictionary of Tocharian B: Revised and Greatly Enlarged (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 10), Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, →ISBN, page 609