Last modified on 6 August 2013, at 12:02
From Old Norse -astr, from Proto-Germanic *-ōstaz.
- creates superlative of an adjective, if the noun comes before the adjective, and the noun is in indefinite singular form.
- In other cases, the adjective ends in -asta or (more commonly) -aste.
- For long adjectives (more than 2-3 syllables) superlative is constructed by the word mest (Similar to the English use of most).