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Of Proto-Finno-Ugric origin. Cognates include Finnish -mpi.[1]



  1. (comparative suffix) -er, more
    apró ‎(tiny) → apróbb ‎(tinier)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (comparative suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -b is added to some words ending in a consonant, a somewhat archaic variant
    idős ‎(old) → idősb ‎(older) (the modern comparative is idősebb)
    -bb is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    drága ‎(expensive) → drágább ‎(more expensive)
    fekete ‎(black) → feketébb ‎(blacker)
    -abb is added to most back vowel words ending in a consonant
    fiatal ‎(young) → fiatalabb ‎(younger)
    -obb is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    nagy ‎(big) → nagyobb ‎(bigger)
    -ebb is added to front vowel words ending in a consonant
    öreg ‎(old) → öregebb ‎(older)

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6