Dictionary verb *sta- kosten


to cost
(The original sense of the Latin "constare" was "to stand at", which was used for scales settling at a balance.)
to try
(Only in sense of to try food, NOT for clothes and so on. This "kosten" comes from a root that was about enjoying and is related to "gusto".)


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