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gast

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The greatest blunders, like the thickest ropes, are often compounded of a multitude of strands. Take the rope apart, separate it into the small threads that compose it, and you can break them one by one. You think, "That is all there was!" But twist them all together and you have something tremendous.
Victor Hugo
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See also Gast, and gäst

English

Etymology

Old English gǣstan.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /gɑ:st/

Verb

Infinitive
to gast

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to gast (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete) to frighten

Breton

Noun

gast f., pl gasted/gastoù

  1. A whore, a bitch

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

gast (plural gasten, diminutive gastje)

  1. guest
  2. (mainly in combinations) man, worker
  3. (colloquial) dude, chap; thus the diminutive gastje means kid

Derived terms

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Old English

Etymology

West Proto-Germanic *gaistoz. Cognate with Old Saxon gēst (Dutch geest), Old High German geist (German Geist).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /gɑːst/

Noun

gāst m.

  1. soul, spirit

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative gāst gāstas
accusative gāst gāstas
genitive gāstes gāsta
dative gāste gāstum


Descendants


Old High German

Etymology

Common Germanic *gastiz, from Indo-European *gʰos-ti-s, whence also Old Norse gestr

Noun

gast m

  1. guest

Swedish

Noun

Inflection for gast Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gast gasten gastar gastarna
Genitive gasts gastens gastars gastarnas

gast

  1. member of the crew on a ship
  2. (archaic) ghost

Welsh

Noun

gast f.

  1. A bitch

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