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hest

Syllabification: hest
Pronunciation: /hest
 
/

Definition of hest in English:

noun

Archaic form of behest.

Origin

Old English hǣs, of Germanic origin; related to hight. The spelling change in Middle English was by association with abstract nouns ending in -t.

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