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-o- ‎(linking vowel) +‎ -bb ‎(comparative suffix)



  1. (comparative suffix) -er, more
    nagy ‎(big) → nagyobb ‎(bigger)


Inflection (stem in -a-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative -obb -obbak
accusative -obbat -obbakat
dative -obbnak -obbaknak
instrumental -obbal -obbakkal
causal-final -obbért -obbakért
translative -obbá -obbakká
terminative -obbig -obbakig
essive-formal -obbként -obbakként
inessive -obban -obbakban
superessive -obbon -obbakon
adessive -obbnál -obbaknál
illative -obba -obbakba
sublative -obbra -obbakra
allative -obbhoz -obbakhoz
elative -obból -obbakból
delative -obbról -obbakról
ablative -obbtól -obbaktól

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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