-est

-est

1
a suffix forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: warmest; fastest; soonest.

Origin:
Middle English; Old English -est, -ost. Compare Greek -isto-

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-est

2
a native English suffix formerly used to form the second person singular indicative of verbs: knowest; sayest; goest.
Also, -st.


Origin:
Middle English; Old English -est, -ast, -st, 2nd person singular present indicative endings of some verbs (-s earlier verbal ending + -t, by assimilation from thū thou1) and 2nd person singular past endings of weak verbs (earlier -es + -t)

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-est1
 
suffix
forming the superlative degree of adjectives and adverbs: shortest; fastest
 
[Old English -est, -ost]

-est or -st2
 
suffix
forming the archaic second person singular present and past indicative tense of verbs: thou goest; thou hadst
 
[Old English -est, -ast]
 
-st or -st2
 
suffix
 
[Old English -est, -ast]

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