There are 2 main definitions of -est in English:

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-est 1

Pronunciation: /ɪst/

suffix

Forming the superlative of adjectives (such as shortest, widest), and of adverbs (such as soonest).

Origin

Old English -ost-, -ust-, -ast-.

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There are 2 main definitions of -est in English:

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-est 2

Pronunciation: /ɪst/
(also -st)

suffix

archaic
Forming the second person singular of verbs: canst goest

Origin

Old English -est, -ast, -st.

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