ἄριστος

See also: άριστος

Ancient GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *h₂éristos (fittest, most fitting, most suitable), the superlative of *h₂er- (to fit, be suitable). Cognate with Hittite [script needed] (arra-, wash), Tocharian A yär- (wash).

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AdjectiveEdit

ᾰ̓́ρῐστος (áristosm (feminine ᾰ̓ρῐ́στη, neuter ᾰ̓́ρῐστον); first/second declension

  1. superlative degree of ᾰ̓γᾰθός (agathós): best

Usage notesEdit

Used as the superlative of ᾰ̓γᾰθός (agathós, good, brave, noble, moral) , along with βέλτῐστος (béltistos) and κρᾰ́τῐστος (krátistos).

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