See also: ebb

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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

SuffixEdit

-ebb

  1. (comparative suffix) -er, more
    öreg(old)öregebb(older)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative -ebb -ebbek
accusative -ebbet -ebbeket
dative -ebbnek -ebbeknek
instrumental -ebbel -ebbekkel
causal-final -ebbért -ebbekért
translative -ebbé -ebbekké
terminative -ebbig -ebbekig
essive-formal -ebbként -ebbekként
essive-modal
inessive -ebben -ebbekben
superessive -ebben -ebbeken
adessive -ebbnél -ebbeknél
illative -ebbe -ebbekbe
sublative -ebbre -ebbekre
allative -ebbhez -ebbekhez
elative -ebből -ebbekből
delative -ebbről -ebbekről
ablative -ebbtől -ebbektől

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