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See also: most, Most, móst, mōst, and mošt

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English -most, -moste, -mest, from Old English -mest, conflated with most; from Proto-Germanic *-umistaz, from the comparative suffix *-umô + the regular superlative suffix *-istaz (English -est); *-umô in turn is from Proto-Indo-European *-mHo-. See foremost for more.

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-most

  1. Furthest; -est; used to form superlatives of certain adjectives, especially directional and inherently-comparative ones.

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  • No longer productive in contemporary English.

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