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Etymology

Old English lust (lust, pleasure, longing) < Germanic *lust-; akin to Old Saxon, Dutch lust, Old Frisian, Old High German, German Lust, & Swedish lust, Danish lust & Icelandic lyst, Old Norse losti, Gothic lustus, and perhaps to Sanskrit lush "to desire", or to English loose. Confer list (to please), listless.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
lust

Plural
-

lust (-)
  1. (archaic) a general want or longing not necessarily sexual or devious.
    I lust to go home.
  2. Strong desire, especially of a sexual nature.
    Upon seeing her, I was filled with lust

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to lust

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to lust (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To very strongly desire.
  2. To want to have sexual intercourse with.

Translations

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Dutch

Noun

lust (plural lusten, diminutive lustje)

  1. desire; lust
  2. benefit, fruit, advantage

Related terms

Verb

lust

  1. First, Second and Third person singular present tense of lusten.

Old English

Noun

lust m.

  1. desire, pleasure, appetite, lust
    Him wæs metes micel lust: he had a craving for food. (Ælfric's Homilies)

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