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Degree: degree of comparison

Degree is a feature of adjectives that describe the quality of a noun.

Pos : positive, first degree

States the quality of an object without comparing that quality to those of any other object.


Cmp : comparative, second degree

Sup : superlative, third degree

In Irish, the comparative and the superlative form is the same. In both cases, the adjective is given a suffix, usually resembling the feminine genitive ending. Both the comparative and the superlative require a degree particle. For the comparative degree, this is níos which corresponds to the English “more”. The particle is (loosely translated as “the most”) is used to indicate the superlative degree.


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