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



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



  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; an archaic variant
    idős (elderly)idősb (senior) (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


  1. ^ -bb in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, page 73, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)