See also: Mist, MiST, and MIST

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Etymology 1 edit

The noun is from Middle English mist, from Old English mist (mist; darkness; dimness (of eyesight)), from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz (mist, fog), from Proto-Indo-European *h₃migʰstos, from the root *h₃meygʰ- (cloud, fog, drizzle). Cognate with Scots mist (mist, fog), West Frisian mist (mist), Dutch mist (mist), Swedish mist (mist, fog), Icelandic mistur (mist), West Frisian miegelje (to drizzle), Dutch dialectal miggelen, miegelen (to drizzle), Lithuanian miglà (fog), Sanskrit मेघ (megha, cloud), Russian мгла (mgla, fog, haze).

The verb is from Middle English misten, from Old English mistian.

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mist (countable and uncountable, plural mists)

  1. (countable, uncountable) Water or other liquid finely suspended in air. (Compare fog, haze.)
    Synonym: brume
    It was difficult to see through the morning mist.
  2. (countable) A layer of fine droplets or particles.
    There was an oily mist on the lens.
  3. (figurative) Anything that dims, darkens, or hinders vision.
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mist (third-person singular simple present mists, present participle misting, simple past and past participle misted)

  1. To form mist.
    It's misting this morning.
  2. To spray fine droplets on, particularly of water.
    I mist my tropical plants every morning.
  3. To cover with a mist.
    The lens was misted.
  4. (of the eyes) To be covered by tears.
    My eyes misted when I remembered what had happened.
  5. (printing, of ink) To disperse into a mist, accompanying operation of equipment at high speeds.
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mist

  1. (obsolete) past of miss

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mist

  1. imperative of miste

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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch mist, from Old Dutch *mist, from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz.

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mist m (plural misten, diminutive mistje n)

  1. fog, mist
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  • Afrikaans: mis

Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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mist

  1. inflection of missen:
    1. second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. (archaic) plural imperative

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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mist

  1. inflection of misten:
    1. first/second/third-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

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mist

  1. elative of mikä

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  • V. I. Junus (1936) Iƶoran Keelen Grammatikka[1], Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 100

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mist (intransitive, 1st conjugation, present mītu, mīt, mīt, past mitu)

  1. to live
  2. to dwell
  3. to reside

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mist

  1. Alternative form of myst (mist)

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mist

  1. Alternative form of myst (mysteries)

North Frisian edit

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mist m

  1. (Mooring) mist

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Norwegian Bokmål edit

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mist

  1. imperative of miste

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mist

  1. past participle of missa
  2. inflection of mista:
    1. past participle
    2. imperative

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Etymology edit

From Proto-Germanic *mihstaz.

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mist m

  1. fog
  2. mist

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Etymology edit

From Old Norse mistr, from Proto-Germanic *mihstaz.

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mist c

  1. lighter fog (cloud that forms at a low altitude and obscures vision)

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Mostly at sea. The more common word for fog is dimma.

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Declension of mist 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative mist misten
Genitive mists mistens

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mist

  1. past participle of mista

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mist

  1. inflection of mista:
    1. imperative
    2. supine

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