yeast etymology

English word yeast comes from Proto-Germanic *gastiz (Stranger, guest.), Old English (ca. 450-1100) ġist, Proto-Germanic *jesaną (To ferment.), Proto-Germanic - þuz

Detailed word origin of yeast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gastiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Stranger, guest.
ġist Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*jesaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To ferment.
- þuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
ᚷᚨᛊᛏᛁᛉ Proto-Norse (gmq-pro) Guest.
gestr Old Norse (non) Guest.
*jestuz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Yeast.
gist Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
gist Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
yeast English (eng) (African American Vernacular English, slang) To exaggerate. (of something prepared with a yeasted dough) To rise.. To ferment. (figuratively) A frothy foam.. A single-celled fungus of a wide variety of taxonomic families.. A true yeast or budding yeast in order Saccharomycetales.. An often humid, yellowish froth produced by fermenting malt worts, and used to brew beer, leaven bread, and also [...]

Words with the same origin as yeast

Descendants of *gastiz
Descendants of - þuz
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