See also: ebb




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



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


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
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