earst

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

earst (not comparable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of erst
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene (1921),[1] Book I:
      So th' one for wrong, the other strives for right,
      And each to deadly shame would drive his foe:
      The cruell steele so greedily doth bight
      In tender flesh that streames of bloud down flow,
      With which the armes, that earst so bright did show,
      Into a pure vermillion now are dyde: []

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Cimbrian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German ērste, from Old High German ērist, from Proto-Germanic *airistaz, the superlative form of *airi (early). Cognate with German erster, English erst.

Adjective[edit]

earst (not comparable)

  1. (Luserna) first

References[edit]

  • “earst” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

West Frisian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Frisian ērosta.

Adjective[edit]

West Frisian ordinal numbers
 <  0th 1st 2nd  > 
    Cardinal : ien
    Ordinal : earst

earst

  1. first
Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]
  • earst (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Adverb[edit]

earst

  1. firstly, at first
Further reading[edit]
  • earst (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

earst

  1. predicative superlative degree of ier