mæst

Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From West Proto-Germanic *mastaz. Cognate with Middle Dutch mast (Dutch mast), Old High German mast (German Mast).

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mæst m (nominative plural mǣstas)

  1. mast (of ship)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *masta-, from Proto-Indo-European *mad(z)do-. Cognate with Middle Dutch mast, Old High German mast (German Mast); and related to Latin madere (to be wet) and Old English mete (meat).

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mæst m

  1. mast (forest nuts)
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Etymology 3Edit

From Proto-Germanic *maistaz, *maist. Cognate with Old Frisian māst (West Frisian meast), Old Saxon mēst, Middle Dutch meest (Dutch meest), Old High German meist (German meist), Old Norse mestr (Icelandic mestur), Danish and Swedish mest, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍃 (maists), 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄 (maist).

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mǣst

  1. superlative form of micel
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Last modified on 17 February 2014, at 00:21