Complete Definition of "bast"

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English

Etymology
Old English bæst, from Germanic *basta-. Cognate with Dutch bast#Dutch|bast, German Bast, Swedish bast#Swedish|bast.

Pronunciation
IPA|/bæst/

Noun
bast

  1. fibre made from the phloem of certain plants and used for matting and cord.
Quotations
1919, w:Ronald Firbank|Ronald Firbank, w:Valmouth|Valmouth, Duckworth, hardback edition, page 87
1997: ‘Egil's Saga’, tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin 2001, page 145

Dutch

Noun
bast f

  1. bark (trees)
  2. (metaphore) skin, hide

#: Toen de woudmeester de bengels weer de bast van berken zag trekken, sneed hij een verse berkenroede om ze billenkoek op hun blote bast te geven
#::
When the forrester saw the rascals tear the bark off birch trees again, he cut a fresh birchrod to spank their bare hides.''

Synonyms
schors f

Verb
present imperfect and imperative forms of bassen

References
R:Koenen

Category: Dutch nouns

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