buorre

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *puorē. Cognate with Finnish paras, parempi.

Adjective[edit]

buorre ‎(comparative buoret, superlative buoremus)

  1. good

Usage notes[edit]

The adjective buorre does not have a separate attributive form. Instead, it declines in the same case and number as the noun it modifies. There are two exceptions to this:

  • With a noun in the illative or locative singular, the accusative/genitive form buori is used.
  • With a noun in the illative or comitative plural, the accusative/genitive form buriid can be optionally used, alongside the regular forms buriide and buriiguin.

The nominative singular form is slightly irregular as well, ending in -e rather than -i.

Declension[edit]

Even, rr-r gradation
Attributive
Nominative buorre
Genitive buori
Attributive
singular plural
Nominative buorre buorit
Genitive buori buriid
Accusative buori buriid
Illative buorrái buriide
Locative buoris buriin
Comitative buriin buriiguin
Essive buorrin

Pite Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *puorē. Cognate with Finnish paras, parempi.

Adjective[edit]

buorre

  1. good