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gæst

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
gæst, gest, gist, giest, gyst, es; pl. nom. acc. gastas; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§419;
a GUEST; hospes, sŏcius
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  • Gæst inne swæf

    the guest slept within,

    • Beo. Th. 3605
    • ;
    • B. 1800.
  • Biþ symle gæst

    will ever be a guest,

    • Exon. 84 c
    • ;
    • Th. 318, 9
    • ;
    • Mod. 80.
  • Gársecges gæst

    the ocean's guest,

    • 97 a
    • ;
    • Th. 301, 33
    • ;
    • Wal. 29.
  • Ferende gæst

    a journeying guest,

    • 103 a
    • ;
    • Th. 390, 12
    • ;
    • Rä. 8, 9.
  • Gæst ne grétte

    he greeted not the guest,

    • Beo. Th. 3790
    • ;
    • B. 1893.
  • Gasta werode

    with the multitude of guests,

    • Cd. 67
    • ;
    • Th. 81, 16
    • ;
    • Gen. 1346.
  • Gif hine sǽ byreþ gæsta [gasta?] fulne

    if the sea shall bear it [the vessel] full of guests,

    • Exon. 101 b
    • ;
    • Th. 384, 20
    • ;
    • Rä. 4, 30.
a stranger, an enemy; vir aliēnĭgĕnus, hostis
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  • Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel háten, wonsǽlig wer

    the grim enemy was called Grendel, the unblest man,

    • Beo. Th. 204
    • ;
    • B. 102 : 4158
    • ;
    • B. 2073.
  • Ða se gæst ongan glédum spíwan

    then the fiend [the dragon] began to vomit fire,

    • 4613
    • ;
    • B. 2312.
  • Hwonne gæst cume to dúrum mínum, him biþ ðeáþ witod

    when a stranger comes to my doors, death is decreed to him,

    • Exon. 104 b
    • ;
    • Th. 396, 26
    • ;
    • Rä. 16, 10.
Etymology
[
Piers P. gest
:
Wyc. geste
:
Chauc. gest
:
Laym. gesst
:
O. Sax. gast, m
:
Plat. Dut. Ger. M. H. Ger. O. H. Ger. gast. m
:
Goth. gasts, m
:
Dan. giest, m. f
:
Swed. gäst, m
:
Icel. gestr, m.
]
Derived forms
beód-gæst, brim-, níþ-, wæl-
Linked entries
v.  GEST gast giest gist gyst.
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  • gæst, n.