triest etymology

English word triest comes from English -est, English try

Detailed word origin of triest

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-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.
try English (eng) (American football) a field goal or extra point. (UK, dialect, obsolete) A screen, or sieve, for grain.. (rugby) A score in rugby, analogous to a touchdown in American football.. An act of tasting or sampling.. An attempt. (obsolete) Fine, excellent. (legal) To put on trial.. (nautical) To extract oil from blubber or fat; to melt down blubber to obtain oil. (nautical) To lie to in heavy [...]
triest English (eng)

Words with the same origin as triest

Descendants of -est
anointest awesomest bestest busiest clearest damnedest dearest dirtiest doest earnest fastest fittest goest knowest liest lightest longest meanest nearest preparest sayest seest severest smoothest swellest
Descendants of try
retriable triable trieth trisexual untried