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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also est, Est, and EST

Contents

English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Cognate with Dutch -st.

Suffix

-est

  1. Used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs.
    longest, biggest, fastest
Usage notes
  • See -er for notes on the usage of this suffix to form superlatives.
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Etymology 2

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Suffix

-est

  1. Used to form the archaic second-person singular present tense of verbs.
    goest, makest
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Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

Proto-Germanic *-ust-.

Suffix

-est f.

  1. suffix forming feminine nouns, originally from verbs
    eornost "earnest"
    þēnest "service"
    ofost "haste"
    orrest "battle, combat"

Declension

Singular Plural
nominative -est -esta
accusative -este -esta
genitive -este -esta
dative -este -estum







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