-est
-est -est (-[e^]st). [AS. -ost, -est; akin to G. -est, -ist, Icel. -astr, -str, Goth. -ists, -[=o]sts, Skr. -ish[.t]ha.] A suffix used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs; as, smoothest; earl(y)iest. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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