-est

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See also: est, Est, EST, Est., êst, and ēst

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Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate with Dutch -st.

Suffix[edit]

-est

  1. Used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs.
    longest, biggest, fastest
Usage notes[edit]
  • See -er for notes on the usage of this suffix to form superlatives.
  • Occasionally, the -est suffix will be added to a verb as a substitute for "most X". An example is winningest.
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Suffix[edit]

-est

  1. (archaic) Used to form the second-person singular present tense of verbs.
    goest, makest
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Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *-ust-.

Suffix[edit]

-est f

  1. suffix forming feminine nouns, originally from verbs
    eornost "earnest"
    þēnest "service"
    ofost "haste"
    orrest "battle, combat"

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