- IPA(key): /løstən/, [ˈløsd̥ən]
Derived from lyst (“desire, lust”) or maybe a conversion of lystende, the present participle of lyste (“to feel like, want, wish”).
lysten (neuter lystent, definite and plural lystne)
- lascivious, lustful
- voluptuous (suggestive of or characterized by full, generous, pleasurable sensation)
A loosely related morpheme "-lysten" exists in compounds, and has the meaning "with great desire to do or achieve something", e.g. eventyrlysten (“adventurous”) and stridslysten (“eager to fight”).
See lyst (“desire, lust”).
- singular definite of lyst