• From Middle English hasty, of unclear origin. Likely a new formation in Middle English equivalent to haste + -y, found as in other Germanic languages (Old Frisian hastig, Middle Dutch haestigh (> Dutch haastig), Middle Low German hastich, German hastig, Danish hastig, Swedish hastig); otherwise possibly representing an assimilation to the foregoing of Middle English hastive, hastif (> English hastive), from Old French hastif (Modern French hâtif), from Frankish *haifst, of same ultimate origin.

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