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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar


125. Adjectives in -er form the Superlative by adding -rimus to the nominative. The comparative is regular:—

ācer, keen; ācr ior, ācer rimus.

miser, wretched; miser ior, miser rimus.

a. So vetus (gen. veteris) has superlative veterrimus, from the old form veter; and mātūrus, besides its regular superlative ( mātūrissimus), has a rare form mātūrrimus .

For the comparative of vetus , vetustior (from vetustus) is used.

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