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Degree: degree of comparison

Degree of comparison is used as an inflectional feature of some adjectives and adverbs.

Pos: positive, first degree

Not used.

Cmp: comparative, second degree

The quality of one object is compared to the same quality of another object.

Examples

Sup: superlative, third degree

The quality of one object is compared to the same quality of all other objects within a set.

Italian does not seem to have single words for ‘relative’ superlatives, such as [en] “youngest”. One would say instead:

Abs: absolute superlative

The quality of the given object is so strong that there is hardly any other object exceeding it. The quality is not actually compared to any particular set of objects.

Examples


Degree in other languages: [bg] [cs] [en] [et] [fi] [fr] [ga] [grc] [hu] [hy] [it] [kpv] [myv] [pcm] [pt] [ru] [sl] [sv] [tr] [u] [uk] [urj]