Ancient Greek edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit


Adverb edit

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

Descendants edit

  • Greek: μάλιστα (málista)

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Greek edit

Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek μάλιστα (málista).

Adverb edit

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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