erst

adverb
\ ˈərst How to pronounce erst (audio) \

Definition of erst

archaic

First Known Use of erst

12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for erst

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

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“Erst.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erst. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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