meist

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German meist, from Proto-Germanic *maist, *maistaz. Compare Dutch meest, English most, Danish mest.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

meist

  1. (formal) mostly, most often, usually

Usage notes[edit]

  • Declined forms of this root express the superlative of viel (“much”). See the lemma for more.

Synonyms[edit]

  • meistens (more common, at least in speech)

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *maist, *maistaz, whence also Old Saxon mēst, Old English māst, mǣst, Dutch meest, Old Norse mestr, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄 (maist), 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍃 (maists).

Adverb[edit]

meist

  1. most

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