gastheer etymology

Dutch word gastheer comes from Dutch heer ((archaic) army Gentleman. Lord; master.), Dutch gast

Detailed word origin of gastheer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
heer Dutch (nld) (archaic) army Gentleman. Lord; master.
gast Dutch (nld) (chiefly, in combinations) knave, worker, apprentice, delivery boy. (colloquial) dude, chap. Guest.
gastheer Dutch (nld) (biology) A host organism, in whose body a parasite etc. lives. A host, who receives (a) guest(s) in his residence, office etc.

Words with the same origin as gastheer

Descendants of heer
baanderij banjeren herenboer