triest

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

try +‎ -est

Verb[edit]

triest

  1. (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of try
    • Bible, Psalms
      If thou triest my heart, if thou visitest me by night, if thou testest me, thou wilt find no wickedness in me.

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately borrowed from Latin tristis; compare French triste.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triest (comparative triester, superlative meest triest or triestst)

  1. pitiful
  2. sad

Declension[edit]

Inflection of triest
uninflected triest
inflected trieste
comparative triester
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial triest triester het triestst
het triestste
indefinite m./f. sing. trieste triestere triestste
n. sing. triest triester triestste
plural trieste triestere triestste
definite trieste triestere triestste
partitive triests triesters

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