-τατος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Proto-Indo-European *-tm̥mós‚ from *-yōs

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-τατος (-tatosm (feminine -τάτη, neuter -τᾰτον); first/second declension

  1. Added to adjective stems to form superlative forms
    • δῆλος > δηλό-τατος
      dêlos > dēló-tatos
      clear > the clearest
    • σοφός > σοφώ-τατος
      sophós > sophṓ-tatos
      wise > the wisest

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Category Ancient Greek words suffixed with -τατος not found


Etymology 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Suffix[edit]

-τᾱτος (-tātosf

  1. (Doric) feminine genitive singular of -τᾱς (-tās)

Greek[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-τατος (-tatos)

  1. Added to most adjectives to form the absolute superlative.
    σοφός (sofós, wise) + ‎-τατος (-tatos) → ‎σοφότατος (sofótatos, very wise)
    βαθύς (vathýs, deep) + ‎-τατος (-tatos) → ‎βαθύτατος (vathýtatos, very deep)

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Related terms[edit]

  • -τατα (-tata, suffix for superlative degree of adverbs)
  • -τερος (-teros, suffix for comparative degree)