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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

COMPARISON OF ADVERBS

218. The Comparative of Adverbs is the neuter accusative of the comparative of the corresponding adjective; the Superlative is the Adverb in formed regularly from the superlative of the Adjective :—

cārē, dearly (from cārus, dear ); cārius, cārissimē.

miserē (miseriter), wretchedly (from miser, wretched); miserius, miserrimē.

leviter (from levis, light); levius, levissimē.

audācter (audāciter) (from audāx, bold); audācius, audācissimē.

benĕ, well (from bonus, good); melius, optimē.

malĕ, ill (from malus, bad ); ius, pessimē .

a. The following are irregular or defective:—

diū, long (in time); diūtius , diūtissimē.

potius, rather; potissimum, first of all, in preference to all.

saepe, often; saepius, oftener, again; saepissimē.

satis, enough; satius, preferable.

secus, otherwise; sētius, worse.

multum (multō), magis , maximē, much, more, most.

parum, not enough; minus, less; minimē, least.

nūper, newly; nūperrimē.

temperē, seasonably; temperius.

Note— In poetry the comparative mage is sometimes used instead of magis.

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