-ior

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “From the Proto-Italic *-jōs, from the Proto-Indo-European *-yós?”

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ior m, f (neuter -ius); third declension

  1. forms adjectives’ comparative degrees
    esculentusesculentior
    pūtiduspūtidior
    ulterulterior (not *ultrior)

Declension[edit]

Third declension, comparative variant.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative -ior -ius -iōrēs -iōra
genitive -iōris -iōris -iōrum -iōrum
dative -iōrī -iōrī -iōribus -iōribus
accusative -iōrem -ius -iōrēs -iōra
ablative -iōre -iōre -iōribus -iōribus
vocative -ior -ius -iōrēs -iōra

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix is usually appended to the oblique stem of the adjective’s absolute degree.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • -issimus (suffix forming adjectives’ superlative degrees)

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