aller-

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch aller-, alder-, the genitive plural of alle (all).

Pronunciation[edit]

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aller- + (superlative adjective)

  1. very; of them all

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aller, the genitive form of alle (all).

Prefix[edit]

aller- + (superlative adjective)

  1. (intensifying prefix) very; of them all
    die größte Stadt (the biggest city) → die allergrößte Stadt (the very biggest city)
    • 1988, Cornelia Funke, Igraine Ohnefurcht, page 84:
      Ich will aber mal die allerallerbeste Ritterin werden.

Usage notes[edit]

The prefix is sometimes reduplicated, escalating the intensification.

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