leg- -bb

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Hungarian[edit]

Circumfix[edit]

leg- -bb

  1. -est. Used to form the superlative of adjectives.
    apró (tiny) → legapróbb (tiniest)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Member of the following circumfix cluster:
leg- -b is added to words ending in a consonant, a somewhat archaic variant
idős (old) → legidősb (oldest) (the modern comparative is legidősebb)
leg- -bb is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
drága (expensive) → legdrágább (most expensive)
fekete (black) → legfeketébb (blackest)
leg- -abb is added to back vowel words ending in a consonant
fiatal (young) → legfiatalabb (youngest)
leg- -ebb is added to front vowel words ending in a consonant
öreg (old) → legöregebb (oldest)

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