absolutt superlativ

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

absolutt (absolute), from Latin absolūtus (concluded, absolute), perfect passive participle of absolvō (complete, finish), from both ab- (from, off, away from), from Latin ab (from, away from, on, in), from Proto-Italic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (off, away) + and from solvō (release, loosen, dissolve, take apart), from both sē- (apart-, aside-, away), from Proto-Indo-European *s(w)ēd, the ablative singular of *s(w)é (self) + and from luō (I untie, set free, separate), from Proto-Indo-European *lewh₃- (to wash).

superlativ (superlative), from Late Latin superlātīvus (superlative), from Latin superlātus (extravagant, of hyperbole), past participle of superfero (carry over), from both super (above, on top of, upon), from *eks-uper, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁eǵʰs (out of), and *uperi (above, over), from *upó (under, below), perhaps from *h₃ewp- + and from fero (I bear, carry), from Proto-Italic *ferō (carry, bear), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰéreti (to be carrying), from *bʰer- (to bear, carry).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /absʊˈlʉt/, /apsʊˈlʉt/ + IPA(key): /sʉˈpɛɭatiːʋ/, /sʉˈpɛʁlatiːʋ/
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  • Rhymes: -iːʋ
  • Hyphenation: ab‧so‧lutt‧sup‧er‧la‧tiv

NounEdit

absolutt superlativ m (definite singular absolutte superlativen, indefinite plural absolutte superlativer, definite plural absolutte superlativene)

  1. (grammar) absolute superlative (a superlative adjective without comparison)
    i setningen «han hadde de beste hensikter» er «beste» et tilfelle av absolutt superlativ
    in the sentence "he had the best intentions", "best" is a case of absolute superlative

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