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

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-bb

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

Usage notesEdit

  • (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)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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