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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

COMPARISON OF ADJECTIVES

128. Some adjectives are compared by means of the adverbs magis, more, and maximē, most.

So especially adjectives in -us preceded by e or i :—

idōneus, fit; magis idōneus, maximē idōneus.

Note— But pius has piissimus in the superlative,—a form condemned by Cicero, but common in inscriptions; equally common, however, is the irregular pientissimus.

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