-most

-most

a combining form of most occurring in a series of superlatives: foremost; utmost.

Origin:
Middle English -most; replacing Middle English, Old English -mest, double superlative suffix, equivalent to -ma superlative suffix (as in Old English forma first; compare Latin prīmus) + -est1; later identified with most

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suffix
forming the superlative degree of some adjectives and adverbs: hindmost; uppermost
 
[Old English -mǣst, -mest, originally a superlative suffix, later mistakenly taken as derived from mǣst (adv) most]

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