gost etymology

Middle English word gost comes from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰyis-, and later Proto-Germanic *gaistaz (Mind. Spirit, ghost. Terror, fear.)

Detailed word origin of gost

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*ǵʰyis- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*ǵʰisd- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*gaistaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Mind. Spirit, ghost. Terror, fear.
gāst Old English (ang)
gost Middle English (enm) A breath, blowing, wind; God's breath, a spiritual wind; the blowing of storm. A spiritual force or insight, a gift of prophecy. A villain, scoundrel; a devil incarnate; a wicked-looking creature. The soul of man, spiritual nature. A spiritual being; angel, devil, spirit; soul of a dead person. The Holy Ghost.

Words with the same origin as gost

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