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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French peste (whence French peste), ultimately from Latin pestis.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pest (plural pests)

  1. (originally) A plague, pestilence, epidemic
  2. An destructive insect that attacks crops or livestock.
  3. An annoying person, a nuisance.
  4. An invasive weed.

SynonymsEdit

  • (creature): bug

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French peste, from Latin pestis (disease, plague, pest, destruction).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛst/, [pʰɛsd̥]

NounEdit

pest c (uncountable, singular definite pesten)

  1. (medicine) plague
  2. (figuratively) pestilence

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛst

NounEdit

pest f (uncountable)

  1. A plague, pest, pestilence.
  2. A specific bovine plague
  3. An obnoxious person

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VerbEdit

pest

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of pesten
  2. imperative of pesten

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pestis

NounEdit

pest f, m (definite singular pesta or pesten, indefinite plural pester, definite plural pestene)

  1. a plague
    sky (noe/noen) som pesten - avoid (something/someone) like the plague
    velge mellom pest og kolera - choose the lesser of two evils

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Latin pestis

NounEdit

pest m (definite singular pesten, indefinite plural pestar, definite plural pestane)
pest f (definite singular pesta, indefinite plural pester, definite plural pestene)

  1. a plague
    sky (noko/nokon) som pesten - avoid (something/someone) like the plague
    velje mellom pest og kolera - choose the lesser of two evils

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *pęstь

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pȇst f (Cyrillic spelling пе̑ст)

  1. (regional, literary) fist

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SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *pęstь. Cognate with Serbo-Croatian пест, pest, Slovak päsť, Russian пясть (pjastʹ, middle part of the hand) and запя́стье (zapjástʹje), dialectal Bulgarian (Western dialects) пестник (pestnik), песник (pesnik), пестница (pestnica). Compare Ancient Greek πυγμή (pugmḗ), English fist, German Faust.

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NounEdit

pést f (genitive pestí, nominative plural pestí)

  1. (anatomy) fist

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

pest c

  1. A plague
  2. A pest; something deeply annoying

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