See also: meist-

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German meist, from Proto-Germanic *maist, *maistaz. Compare Dutch meest, English most, Danish mest.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /maɪ̯st/
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AdverbEdit

meist

  1. (formal) mostly, most often, usually

Usage notesEdit

  • Declined forms of this root express the superlative of viel (“much”). See there for more.

SynonymsEdit

  • meistens (more common, at least in speech)

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *maist, *maistaz, whence also Old Saxon mēst, Old English māst, mǣst, Dutch meest, Old Norse mestr, Gothic 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄 (maist), 𐌼𐌰𐌹𐍃𐍄𐍃 (maists).

AdverbEdit

meist

  1. most

DescendantsEdit

  • German: meist