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Beh is a persian word ,meaning good . Its comperative form in persian language ,is behtar . —This comment was unsigned.

  • Quite possible. However, Persian words are written in the Persian script - see خوب‌تر. SemperBlotto 07:44, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Which part of speech is better in "I better do that?"[edit]

Is it an auxiliary verb? I think it should be mentioned here. 08:27, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

When better is used in place of had better, it is a modal verb. In had better, better is an adverb, but had better is a modal. —Stephen (Talk) 08:55, 11 July 2012 (UTC)


Hi, does anyone know if the Celtic word for "good" (Breton mat, Irish maith and so on), is related to "better" etymologically? (Note that the comparative form for it in Breton is gwell, same as in Welsh, which might be related to "well", after all.) -- 01:25, 1 January 2014 (UTC)

Looks unlikely - according to the etymology sections of better and maith, better comes from a Proto-Indo-European root *bhAd-, whereas maith might come from a Proto-Indo-European root *mē-. As for gwell/well, this source suggests that they're related. —Mr. Granger (talkcontribs) 01:38, 1 January 2014 (UTC)