mǽst
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adverb
Related §§ in Wright's OE Grammar:
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
mǽst
adv. I. most, chiefly, especially Se westsúþende Europe landgemirce is in Ispania westeweardum and mǽst (maixme) æt ðæm íglande ðætte Gaðes hátte, Ors. 1, 1; Swt. 8, 24. Ðara nýtena meolc ðe hý mǽst bí libbaþ, 1. 2; Swt. 30, 10. Geond ealle world, and ðeáh mǽst in Thasalia, 1. 6; Swt. 36, 8. Swá hié mǽst mehten as much as ever they could, 6, 5; Swt. 260, 32: Past. 28; Swt. 190, 9. Ealles mǽst maxime, Bd. 2, 4; S. 505, 7. Preóst oftor ne mæssige ðonne þríwa mǽst ðara þinga (at the utmost), L. Edg. C. 37; Th. ii. 252, 4. II. with the adj. eall, almost, nearly Hit is eal mǽst mid háligra manna naman geset it is almost all occupied with holy men's names, Homl. Th. ii. 466, 22. Ðæt him sealde mæst eal his sunu almost all of which his son gave him, Chart. Th. 271, 33. Wígheard and mǽst ealle (omnes pene) his geféran, Bd. 4, 1; S. 563, 25. Hié mǽst ealle ofslægene wurdon. Ors. 2, 5; Swt. 80, 22. Swá swá ealle mæst ðyssere declinunge, Ælfc. Gr. 9, 7; Som. 9, 9. Ða óðre ealle mǽst almost all the others, 9, 4; Som. 10, 24. Ealle mǽst ðás word, 30; Som. 38, 35. v. , and micel.
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