Origin of horstGer, origin, originally , thicket, probably from Indo-European an unverified form ku?s-to- from base an unverified form ku?s-, thicket, tree from source Old Irish crann, thicket
A mass of the earth's crust that lies between two faults and is higher than the surrounding land.
Origin of horstGerman from Middle High German hurst thicket from Old High German
A usually elongated block of rock that is bounded by parallel geologic faults along its two longest sides and has a higher elevation than the rock at its sides. Horsts form where rock is being compressed by tectonic forces.
- Et ses origines (1878); Horst, in Rev. de l'hist.
- Horst, W.
- Horst, L.
- 576, &c.; Horst, Zauberbibliothek; Jewish Encyclopedia, s.v.
- Nathorst has suggested that the whole of Greenland is a "horst," in the subordinate folds of which, as well as in the deeper " graben," the younger rocks are preserved, often with a covering of Tertiary or later lava flows.'