-bb

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See also: bb, BB, .bb, B&B, B & B, Bb., and B♭

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Suffix[edit]

-bb

  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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