hestî

Definition of hestî

bone, rigid

Kurdish root word

h/est-

Other forms

hestû, hostî, estî, hastî, Sorani êsk, Zaza/Kirdkî îste

Example Sentences

- hestî ji şêr ra danî - he left [lit. put] the bones for the lion

Etymology

from Proto-Indo-European root *ost- "bone,"

from Avestan asti, asta "bone",
Sanskrit asthi,
Hittite hashtai-,
Greek osteon,
Greek ostrakon "oyster shell",
Latin os (genitive ossis) "bone," osseus "bony, of bone",
Welsh asgwrn,
Armenian oskr,
Albanian asht,
Persian ast,
Yagnobi stak,

It forms: osseous; ossicle; ossuary; ossifrage; ossify; osteo-; osteology; osteopathy; ostracism; ostracize; oyster; periosteum.

Updated on August 3, 2023

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