From Proto-Germanic *ilhilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁elk-. The comparative and superlative degrees are taken from the Proto-Germanic adjective *ubilaz (whence English evil), but are themselves from yet another origin, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wers-.
illr (comparative verr, superlative verst)
- evil, bad
- hard, difficult
- close, mean, stingy
This word seems to have a suppletive inflection, using another root in the comparative and superlative forms, than in the positive form.
Strong declension of illr
Declension of comparative of illr
Strong declension of superlative of illr
Weak declension of superlative of illr
- illr in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press