gostli etymology

Middle English word gostli comes from Middle English gost

Detailed word origin of gostli

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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.
gostli Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as gostli

Descendants of gost
gost gosted gostful