queste etymology

Middle English word queste comes from Proto-Indo-European *gʷétstis, and later Proto-Germanic *kwissiz (Speech, (act of) saying.)

Detailed word origin of queste

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*gʷétstis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) act of calling
*kwissiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Speech, (act of) saying.
*cwiss Old English (ang)
*queste Middle English (enm)