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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 75 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: Great ruth in all the gazers harts did grow, Seeing the gored woundes to gape so wyde, 80 That victory they dare not wish to either side.

West Frisian[edit]


From Old Frisian ērosta. Compare Dutch eerst, German and archaic English erst



  1. firstly, at first


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

earst (infl. earste)

  1. first