GEST

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Indo-Germanic

*ghosti-s = 'stranger' [1]

Proto-Norse

*gastiR = 'guest'

Old Norse

gestr = 'guest' [2]

Gothic

gasts = 'guest' [2] [1]

Old High German

gast = 'guest' [1]

Old English

giest = 'guest' [1]

Related Names

See Gestr and Gaston

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
AS see Ansugastiz
FRID see Fredegæst
FRÍÐ see Gestfríður
GUD see Goðgestr
HEID see Gestheiður
HER see Herigast (German) and Gestar (Norse)
HLE see HlewagastiR (Germanic)
HLÉ see HlewagastiR (Germanic)
HLÖD see HlewagastiR (Germanic)
NID see Níðgestr
NY see Gestný
RUN see Gestrún
SIG see Sigurgestur
SOL see SaligastiR (Germanic)
ULF see Gästulv and Ulfgestr
VAL see *WalahgastiR
VI see Végestr
VID see Widogast (German)
ÞOR see Þórgestr

First Element Forms

Gest- Gäst-

Last Element Forms

-gastiR -gastiz
-gest -gestr -gestur
-gist
-gjest
-gæst
-iest
-yst

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Günther Drosdowski: Duden Etymologie - Herkunftswörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (1997)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Kristian Hald: Personnavne i Danmark - Oldtiden (1971)