Main definitions of -est in English

: -est1-est2

-est1

suffix

  • Forming the superlative of adjectives (such as shortest, widest), and of adverbs (such as soonest).

Pronunciation

-est

/əst/ /ist/ /ɪst/

Origin

Old English -ost-, -ust-, -ast-.

Main definitions of -est in English

: -est1-est2

-est2

suffix

(also -st)
archaic
  • Forming the second person singular of verbs.

    ‘canst’
    • ‘goest’

Pronunciation

-est

/əst/ /ist/ /ɪst/

Origin

Old English -est, -ast, -st.