-most

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old English -mest, conflated with most; from Proto-Germanic superlative suffix *-umistaz, from the comparative suffix *-umô + the regular superlative suffix *-istaz (English -est); *-umô in turn is from Proto-Indo-European *-mHo-. See foremost for more.

Suffix[edit]

-most

  1. Furthest; -est; used to form superlatives of certain adjectives, especially directional and inherently-comparative ones.

Usage notes[edit]

  • No longer productive in contemporary English.

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