gæst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gæst
gest, gist, giest, gyst, es; pl. nom. acc. gastas; m. I. a GUEST; hospes, sŏcius 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. II. a stranger, an enemy; vir aliēnĭgĕnus, hostis 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. [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.] DER. beód-gæst, brim-, níþ-, wæl-.
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