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Is lest a Scrabble word?
Yes. The word lest is a Scrabble US word. The word lest is worth 4 points in Scrabble:
Is lest a Scrabble UK word?
Yes. The word lest is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:
Is lest a Words With Friends word?
Yes. The word lest is a Words With Friends word. The word lest is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):
|ELTS 4||LEST 4|
|LETS 4||TELS 4|
|ELS 3||ELT 3|
|EST 3||LES 3|
|LET 3||SEL 3|
|SET 3||TEL 3|
|EL 2||ES 2|
|ET 2||ST 2|
lest elst lset slet eslt selt lets elts ltes tles etls tels lste slte ltse tlse stle tsle estl setl etsl tesl stel tsel
Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lest. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lest.
c. 1200, contracted from Middle English les te (“less that”), from Old English þy læs þe (“whereby less that”), from þy (instrumental case of demonstrative article þæt “that”) + læs (“less”) + þe (“the”). The þy was dropped and the remaining two words contracted into leste.
The word lest is usually followed by a verb in the subjunctive mood in either the present or future tense.
For example: Lest they be captured, the soldiers fled from the battlefield.
The future subjunctive would simply employ the auxiliary word should.
(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)
Borrowed from Dutch last (“load, burden”).
lest m (plural lests)
les + -t
From Middle Low German last.
lest f (genitive singular lestar, nominative plural lestir)