archaic

Word History

Etymology

Middle English erest earliest, formerly, from Old English ǣrest, superlative of ǣr early — more at ere

First Known Use

12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of erst was in the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Erst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erst. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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