Definitions

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  • n. The mast and acorns of the oak; the turn-out.

Etymologies

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From Middle English ovet, from Old English ofett ("fruit, legume"), from Proto-Germanic *ubatjan (“fruit, produce, increase”), from a compound whose first element represents Proto-Indo-European *obʰi-, *ebʰi-, *bʰi- (“on, toward, from, by”), and whose second element is Proto-Germanic *at-, *ēta- (“edibles, food”), from Proto-Germanic *etanan (“to eat”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (“to eat”). Cognate with Dutch ooft ("fruit"), German Obst ("fruit").

Examples

  • Naturally, I looked up "ovest," thinking that it might be a borrowing of the Italian word for 'west' Charles Kingsley's Westward Ho!

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  • Obs. exc. dial. (ovest); in the century since then (the fascicle Outjet-Ozyat appeared in January 1904) they not only added the second dialect citation, they decided (quite rightly) that it should be entered under the modern spelling.

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  • Four times a year, they issue a list of new and updated entries; the latest, from March, is called "ovest to Papua New Guinean."

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  • Hampshire Words 65 The mast and acorns of the oak are collectively known as the turn-out or ovest.

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  • A partire dalla fine di ottobre la Bocca Nuova inizia ad emettere colate sul versante ovest, questo versante è molto ripido ed impervio, nel passato spesso la lava aveva attraversato questo lato del vulcano, l'ultima volta era stata nel 1964.

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  • In questo stato della costa ovest dell'India sono in funzione solo tre stazioni delle 34 oggi operative nel Paese.

    Radiopassioni

  • for instance, is Verso ovest in Italian, but no: it's a dialectal word for 'acorns and oak mast.'

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