Rest

Old English ræste, reste "rest, bed, intermission of labour, mental peace", Old Saxon resta "resting place, burial-place," Dutch rust, German Rast "rest, peace, repose"). Original sense seems to be a measure of distance (compare Old High German rasta, which in addition to "rest" meant "league of miles", Old Norse rost "league, distance after which one rests", Gothic rasta "mile, stage of a journey"), perhaps a word from the nomadic period.

Photographer: James Auden

Rest

Old English ræste, reste "rest, bed, intermission of labour, mental peace", Old Saxon resta "resting place, burial-place," Dutch rust, German Rast "rest, peace, repose"). Original sense seems to be a measure of distance (compare Old High German rasta, which in addition to "rest" meant "league of miles", Old Norse rost "league, distance after which one rests", Gothic rasta "mile, stage of a journey"), perhaps a word from the nomadic period.

Photographer: James Auden