ἄριστος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éristos (fittest), the superlative of *h₂er- (to fit, be suitable). Cognate with Hittite [script needed] (arra-, wash), Tocharian A yär- (wash).

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Adjective[edit]

ᾰ̓́ρῐστος (áristosm (feminine ᾰ̓ρῐ́στη, neuter ᾰ̓́ρῐστον); first/second declension

  1. best

Usage notes[edit]

Used as the superlative of ᾰ̓γᾰθός (agathós), along with βέλτῐστος (béltistos) and κρᾰ́τῐστος (krátistos).

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