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).

Origin

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

Pronunciation

-est

/ist/

Main definitions of -est in English

: -est1-est2

-est2

(also -st)

suffix

archaic
  • Forming the second person singular of verbs.

    ‘canst’
    ‘goest’

Origin

Old English -est, -ast, -st.

Pronunciation

-est

/ist/