English word nearest comes from English dear, English -est.
Nearest detailed word origin explanation
|dear || English (eng) ||(obsolete) Fierce.. Severe, or severely affected; sore. Dearly; at a high price (obsolete) To endear. A beloved person. A very kind, loving person. (generally, _, dated) High in price; expensive.. (obsolete) Noble.. A formal way to start (often after my) addressing somebody one likes or regards kindly.. A formal way to start (possibly after my) addressing somebody at the beginning of a [...] |
|-est || English (eng) ||Used to form the superlative of adjectives and adverbs. (archaic) Used to form the second-person singular present tense and past tense of verbs. |
|nearest || English (eng) ||Closest to, . Closest to. |
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