-est

-est1
suffix forming the superlative of adjectives (such as shortest) and of adverbs (such as soonest).
Origin
OE -ost-, -ust-, -ast-.
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-est2
(also -st)
suffix archaic forming the second person singular of verbs: goest.
Origin
OE -est, -ast, -st.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.


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