guest etymology

English word guest comes from Proto-Germanic *jestuz (Yeast.), Proto-Indo-European - -tis, Proto-Indo-European *gʰes-

Detailed word origin of guest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*jestuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Yeast.
- -tis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gʰes- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
ġyst Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*gʰóstis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Enemy. Guest. Stranger, host.
*gastiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Stranger, guest.
ᚷᚨᛊᛏᛁᛉ Proto-Norse (gmq-pro) Guest.
gestr Old Norse (non) Guest.
gist Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
guest English (eng) (zoology) An inquiline.. (zoology) Any insect that lives in the nest of another without compulsion and usually not as a parasite.. A patron or customer in a hotel etc.. A recipient of hospitality, specifically someone staying by invitation at the house of another.. An invited visitor or performer to an institution or to a broadcast. (intransitive) as a musician, to play as a guest, providing [...]

Words with the same origin as guest

Descendants of *jestuz
Descendants of - -tis
base basically birth boss force gentleman go going government hospital hotel indeed instead kind kinda mention mind ready state states station stay stayed with
Descendants of *gʰes-
hospice hospitality host hostage hostel hostess hostile hostility lighting motel