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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English wastel, from Old French wastel, gastel (> French gâteau), from Late Latin wastellum, from Frankish *wastil, perhaps from Proto-Germanic *wistiz (sustenance, food), from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (to be). Cognate with Middle High German wastel (a kind of bread). Compare Old High German wist (food) and Old English wist (food). Doublet of gateau.

NounEdit

wastel (countable and uncountable, plural wastels)

  1. (now historical) A kind of fine white bread or cake.

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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French wastel, gastel (> French gâteau), from Late Latin wastellum, from Frankish *wastil, perhaps from Proto-Germanic *wistiz (sustenance, food), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂wes- (to dwell, stay). Cognate with Middle High German wastel (a kind of bread). Compare Old High German wist (food) and Old English wist (food).

NounEdit

wastel

  1. A kind of fine white bread or cake.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: wastel