-τερος

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Ancient Greek

Etymology

From Proto-Indo-European *-teros.

Suffix

-τερος (-teros)

  1. Used on adjectives that express some notion of contrast with an antonym
    • ἡμεῖς > ἡμέ-τερος
      hēmeîs > hēmé-teros
      we > our
  2. Added to adjective stems to form comparative forms
    • δῆλος > δηλό-τερος
      dêlos > dēló-teros
      clear > clearer
    • σοφός > σοφώ-τερος
      sophós > sophṓ-teros
      wise > wiser

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References

  • Smyth, Herbert Weir (1920), “Part II: Inflection”, in A Greek grammar for colleges, Cambridge: American Book Company, § 313

Greek

Suffix

-τερος (-teros)

  1. Added to many adjectives and some adverbs to form the comparative forms.
    βαθύς (vathýs, deep)   x   βαθύτερος (vathýteros, deeper)
    όμορφος (ómorfos, beautiful)   x   ομορφότερος (omorfóteros, more beautiful)
  2. Added to many adjectives and some adverbs to form the relative superlative forms.
    βαθύς (vathýs, deep)   x   ο βαθύτερος (o vathýteros, deepest)

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