-est

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1-est

adjective suffix or adverb suffix

Definition of -EST

—used to form the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs of one syllable <fattest> <latest>, of some adjectives and adverbs of two syllables <luckiest> <oftenest>, and less often of longer ones <beggarliest>

Origin of -EST

Middle English, from Old English -st, -est, -ost; akin to Old High German -isto (adjective superl. suffix), Greek -istos

2-est

verb suffix

Definition of -EST

—used to form the archaic second person singular of English verbs (with thou) <didst> <canst>

Variants of -EST

-est or -st

Origin of -EST

Middle English, from Old English -est, -ast, -st; akin to Old High German -ist, -ōst, -ēst, 2d singular ending

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