gast etymology

Middle English word gast comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰyis-, Proto-Germanic *gaistijaną, and later Old English gæstan (To frighten; gast. To torment; afflict.)

Detailed word origin of gast

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰyis- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) bewildered, frightened
*gaistijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*ǵʰisd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) anger, agitation
gǣstan Old English (ang)
gæstan Old English (ang) To frighten; gast. To torment; afflict.
*gaistaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mind. Spirit, ghost. Terror, fear.
gāst Old English (ang)
gast Old English (ang) A soul, spirit, breath.
gāstan Old English (ang)
gasten Middle English (enm)
gast Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as gast

Descendants of *ǵʰyis-
gasten gastliche gastnes gost gosted gostful gostli