Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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In poetry and sometimes in prose comparatives and superlatives are formed from substantives and pronouns. Hom. has βασιλεύτερος more kingly,

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-τατος (βασιλεύς king), ἑταιρότατος a closest companion (ἑταῖρος comrade), κύντερος more doglike, -τατος (κύων dog), κουρότερος more youthful (κοῦρος a youth). Aristophanes has κλεπτίστατος most thievish (κλέπτης thief, cross317), and αὐτότατος his very self, ipsissimus.

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Herbert Weir Smyth [n.d.], A Greek Grammar for Colleges; Machine readable text [info] [word count] [Smyth].
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