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Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

Superlative of μάλα (mála, very), from μάλα +‎ -ιστα (-ista, superlative adverb suffix).

PronunciationEdit

 

AdverbEdit

μᾰ́λῐστᾰ (málista)

  1. most, most of all, above all
    1. (strengthened, preceded by ὡς or ὅτι)
    2. (with the article) for the most part, mostly
    3. (added to a superlative)
    4. (for μᾶλλον)
    5. (in loose accounts of numbers, used to show that they are not exact)
    6. (καὶ μάλιστα, used in answers) most certainly

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AdverbEdit

μάλιστα (málista)

  1. yes, certainly, ok, of course, right you are, okey-dokey (acknowledging that a request has been heard and understood)

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